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Computer Science Federal Bill Tracking Doc
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Bill Title/NumberBill SummarySponsors/ContactsCS Provisions in the BillStatus/Next Action ItemIssues with Bill
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Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017Funds programs at ED, LHHS and the Department of Labor for the remainder of FY2017; For ED, funds programs through September 2018Rep. Cole (R-OK)
Senator Blunt (R-MO)
Title IV, Part A of ESSA will recieve $400 million - to be run as a competitive grant at the state levelBecame Law on 05/05/2017
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House LHHS Appropriations Bill FY 2017Funds programs at ED, LHHS and the Department of Labor for FY 2017Rep. Cole (R-OK)No targeted funding for CS, but availability of Title IV Part A ESSA funds to support CS reiterated in report language
Current Level is $400 Million
CR in place until 5/5/17
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Senate LHHS Appropriations Bill FY 2017 (S. 3040) Funds programs at ED, LHHS and the Department of Labor for FY 2017Senator Blunt (R-MO)No targeted funding for CS, but availability of Title IV Part A ESSA funds to support CS reiterated in report language
Current Level is $400 Million
CR in place until 5/5/17
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Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act Rep. Thompson (R-PA)
Rep. Krishnamoorthi (D-IL)
Passed House by voice vote on 06/22/2017.
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Computer Science Career Education Act of 2017 (S. 648)To establish a grant program to promote the development of career education programs in computer science in secondary and postsecondary education.Senator Gillibrand (D-NY)
Senator Wicker (R-MS)
Grants would be given to partnership programs that:

Include the development of computer science programs for both secondary (grades 6-12) and postsecondary education that are consistent with computer science K-12 standards;

Link secondary schools and institutions of higher education;

Create workplace experiences for students through internships, apprenticeships, and mentorships with business partners;

Provide professional development in computer science for teachers;

Develos training programs that prepare students for careers in computing; and

Provide equal access to individuals who are members of underrepresented groups and special populations
Referred to HELP Committee
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Cybersecurity Education and Federal Workforce Enhancement Act of 2017 (H.R. 935)Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) an Office of Cybersecurity Education and Awareness Branch to make recommendations to DHS Rep. Jackson-Lee (D-TX)Seeks to make recommendations to DHS regarding
(1) recruitment of information assurance, cybersecurity, and computer security professionals;
(2) grants, training programs, and other support for kindergarten through grade 12, secondary, and post-secondary computer security education programs;
(3) guest lecturer programs in which professional computer security experts lecture computer science students at institutions of higher education;
(4) youth training programs for students to work in part-time or summer positions at federal agencies; and
(5) programs to support underrepresented minorities in computer security fields with programs at minority-serving institutions, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, Native American colleges, Asian-American institutions, and rural colleges and universities.
Referred to House Science Committee
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Cybersecurity Scholarship Opportunities Act of 2017 (S.754)Seeks to expand the cybersecurity education pipeline and award scholarships for CS training in return for government serviceSenator Tim Kaine (D-VA)
Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS)
Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)
Amends the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2014 to say:
In the case of a scholarship recipient who is pursuing a doctoral or master's degree, such agreement may include (if determined appropriate on a case-by-case basis by the Director of the National Science Foundation) an agreement for the recipient to work at an institution of higher education or for a local educational agency teaching cybersecurity skills for a period equal to the length of the scholarship following receipt of such degree.
Referred to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
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Cybersecurity Scholarship Opportunities Act of 2017 (H.R. 2184)Seeks to expand the cybersecurity education pipeline and award scholarships for CS training in return for government serviceRep. Michael McCaul (R-TX)
Rep. Mack Thornberry (R-TX)
Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX)
Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA)
Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO)
Rep. James Langevin (D-RI)
Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA)
Amends the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2014 to say:
In the case of a scholarship recipient who is pursuing a doctoral or master's degree, such agreement may include (if determined appropriate on a case-by-case basis by the Director of the National Science Foundation) an agreement for the recipient to work at an institution of higher education or for a local educational agency teaching cybersecurity skills for a period equal to the length of the scholarship following receipt of such degree.
Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
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Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 (H.R. 3218)Updates the G.I. bill in a number of ways including to provide increased resources and authority for educational assistance to pursue STEM programs, computer programming and career technical training.Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN) & 106 Cosponsors

Senators Johnny Isaakson (R-GA) & Jon Tester (D-MT)
Amends the post 9/11 GI bill by eliminating the arbitrary 15-year
period a veteran has to use their educational award benefits to encourage life long learning; providing additional benefits to veterans pursuing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)
degrees such as biomedical or computer science; providing benefits through a pilot program so that veterans can enroll in high technology programs defined as programs that provide instruction in computer programming, may not neccessarily lead to a degree, and are offered by an entity other than an IHE.
Passed House. 405-0. Passed Senate Unanimously. Sent to President to be signed into law.Funding: When Committee members realized how much this expansion would cost there was pushback in the form of skepticism around whether the credit hour expansion was neccessary.
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Code Like A Girl Act (H.R. 3316)H.R. 3316 creates two National Science Foundation grants to research and fund computer science programs that encourage early childhood education in STEM for girls under the age of 10. “Code Like A Girl Act” is a bipartisan bill co-led by Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and supported by Space, Science and Tech Committee Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX).Reps.Jacky Rosen (D-NV) & Elise Stefanik (R-NY)Requires NSF to 1.) award competitive grants to IHE's institutions of higher education or nonprofit organizations (or consortia of such)
to develop and evaluate interventions in pre-K and elementary school classrooms that seek to increase participation of young girls in computer science activities and 2.) to accelerate research efforts to increase understanding of the factors that contribute to the willingness or unwillingness of young girls to participate in STEM activities.
Combined with HR 3397, Building Blocks of STEM Act
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Code Like A Girl Act (S. 1968)Companion Bill to aboveSenators Cortez Masto (D-NV) & Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)(In other words) Creates two National Science Foundation (NSF) grant programs to encourage young girls (10 and younger) to pursue computer science.
A research grant to increase understanding of the factors that contribute to the willingness or unwillingness of young girls to participate in STEM activities.
A testing of scalable models grant to develop and evaluate interventions in pre-K and elementary school classrooms that seek to increase participation of young girls in computer science activities from the earliest ages.
Awaiting Action in the Senate
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https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-concurrent-resolution/95Expresses support for the use of public-private partnerships to bring computer science education to more primary and secondary schools.
Congressman Scott Taylor, joined by Reps. Daniel Lipinski (IL-03), Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03), and Derek Kilmer (WA-06)a resolution calling for an increase in public-private partnerships that expand computer science education to more K-12 classrooms.

Resolution Text: http://bit.ly/2GfH2jT
Agreed to in House
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