Heather B. Gonzalez
Specialist in Science and Technology Policy
Major provisions of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 are set to
expire in 2013. As such, the 113th Congress will have the opportunity to reconsider this act and its policy contributions.
Those contributions include, among other things, funding authorizations for
certain federal physical sciences and engineering research programs, as
well as selected STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)
To aid Congress in its deliberations over future funding for these policies,
this report tracks historical federal funding associated with the America
COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-358) and its predecessor,
the America COMPETES Act (P.L. 110-69). This report includes two tables
summarizing authorizations and funding status for selected provisions of these
acts over the course of their respective authorization periods.
This report has been updated to reflect FY2013 funding levels contained in P.L.
113-6 (Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013) and
the explanatory statement published in the March 11, 2013, Congressional
Record (starting on page S1287). Where available, this report has also
been updated to reflect FY2013 operational or current plan funding levels
for COMPETES-related accounts. This report will be updated to reflect final,
actual funding for COMPETES-related accounts when that information becomes
available to CRS.
Date of Report: September 20, 2013
Number of Pages: 17 Order Number: R42779
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