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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 ItemOther Information
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Building Blocks of STEM ActThis bill instructs the National Science Foundation, when awarding grants under the Discovery Research PreK-12 program, to consider age distribution in order to more equitably allocate funding for research studies with a focus on early childhood.Rep. Jacky Rosen (D-NV) 31 CosponsorsCreates new requirement that NSF must award research and development grants focused on girls in STEM and computer science education

Includes computer science in the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program
Passed House; Referred to SenateIncludes text from Code Like a Girl Act (HR 3316)
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Coding Technology Improvements ActRe-introduced legislation to allow coding technology programs (to receive funding through the Department of Education.

Currently, only accredited universities may receive such funding, but a number of innovative institutions are offering high-quality programs that propel students into high-paying jobs in the coding arena. (including programs on coding, high-technology software, or computer science)
Rep. Ann Kuster (D-NH)Referred to House Education and Workforce Committee
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AI JOBS Act of 2018This bill expresses the sense of Congress that technology can improve the lives of individuals, but can also disrupt jobs, and for this reason, innovation should be encouraged while training and retraining American workers.

The Department of Labor shall prepare and submit to Congress a report on artificial intelligence and its impact on the workforce.
Rep. Darren Soto (D-FL), Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL), Drew Ferguson (R-GA) and 12 other cosponsors (bipartisan) Analysis of the expertise and education (including computer science literacy) needed to develop, operate, or work alongside artificial intelligence over the next two decades, as compared to the levels of such expertise and education among the workforce as of the date of enactment of this Act.Referred to House Education and Workforce Committee
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H.R 1625 FY18 Final Omnibus (Consolidated Apropriations Act, 2018)Vehicle for Final FY18 AppropriationsRep. Edward Royce (R-CA) and 40 cosponsors $1.1 billion for Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants program, which is
$700 million more than the FY2017 enacted level.
 $120 million for Education Innovation and Research, which is $20 million more than the
FY 2017 enacted level. Of the total amount, $50 million is included for a new STEM and
Computer Science competition.
Signed by the President; Public Law No: 115-141LHHS levels:
2017 enacted level: $161.025 billion
2018 budget request: $136.573 billion
2018 Omnibus: $177.100 billion
Funding summary here.
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H.R. 5509, the Innovations in
Mentoring, Training, and Apprenticeships Act
Directs NSF to fund competitive grants to IHEs and partnerships between IHEs and employers that support the development of programs and apprenticeships that address the needs of the technical workforceRep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)“STEM” is used throughout the bill, with STEM defined as “STEM + CS.” The NSF is to offer at least $5 million per year over the next four years for competitively
awarded grants to community colleges to develop new STEM courses and degrees. Also requires at least $2.5 million per year over the next four years for the NSF to
award research grants to measure student outcomes and the effectiveness of
computer-based and online courses for technical skills training.
Markup by House Science Committee (4/17/2018)https://science.house.gov/sites/republicans.science.house.gov/files/documents/041718SMITHStatementIMT_0.pdf
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H.R.5566 - To establish a technology-based job training and education program.
Directs the Secretary of Labor to establish a “Tech­SMART Workforce Development Program”, under which the Secretary shall provide competitive grants for technology sector job training and education programs that provide industry-recognized credentials during a 5-year grant periodRep. Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM)grants are available for training in:
(1) information technology;
(2) computer coding and cybersecurity technology;
(3) healthcare services technology;
(4) advanced manufacturing technology;
(5) financial services technology; and
(6) educational services technology.
Referred to House Education and Workforce Committee
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H.R.5356 - National Security Commission Artificial Intelligence Act of 2018
Establishes the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, an independent commission of the executive branch with 11 appointed membersRep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY)In conducting its review, the Commission shall consider 1.) developments and trends in international cooperation and competitiveness, including foreign investments in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and computer science fields and 2.) workforce and education incentives to attract and recruit leading talent in artificial intelligence and machine learning, including science, technology, engineering, and math programsReferred to multiple committees: House - Armed Services; Education and the Workforce; Foreign Affairs; Science, Space, and Technology; Energy and Commerce
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S.3217 - Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act
Reauthorization of the Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. Based on House version passed a year prior but with significant changes.Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN)Prioritizes grant funding for STEM including CS.
Ex: (ii) efforts to expand, develop, or implement programs designed to increase opportunities for students to take rigorous courses in coding or computer science subject areas, and support for statewide efforts to increase access and implementation of coding or computer science courses in order to meet local labor market needs in occupations that require skills in those subject areas.
Passed Senate; Resolving differences with House.https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/2353/text?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22career+and+technical+education%22%5D%7D&r=5
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S.3122 - High School CODES ActThis bill would create a demonstration program under CTE that would give LEAs money to expand LEAs abilities to offer “a coding class” in place of a mathematics, science, or foreign language class in order to fulfill a graduation requirement.Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA)Introducedhttp://bit.ly/2uWJczs
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