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Full Committee Markup of H.R. 4521, H.R. 847, H.R. 4270, H.R. 4819, and H.R. 6291

Date: 
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 10:00am
Location: 
Online via Zoom

Full Committee Markup of: 

H.R. 4521, the Bioeconomy Research and Development Act of 2021 - favorably reported to the House by voice vote as amended

 

H.R. 847, the Promoting Digital Privacy Technologies Act - favorably reported to the House by voice vote as amended

 

H.R. 4270, the Abandoned Well Remediation Research and Development Act - favorably reported to the House by voice vote as amended

 

H.R. 4819, the National Nuclear University Research Infrastructure Reinvestment Act of 2021 - favorably reported to the House by voice vote as amended

 

H.R. 6291, the Microelectronics Research for Energy Innovation Act or “Micro Act" - favorably reported to the House by voice vote as amended

  • Managers Amendment offered by Rep. Tonko (D-NY) - passed by voice vote 

    • Incorporates technical feedback from the Department of Energy. Expands the determination of eligible applicants under the authorization of the Microelectronics Science Research Centers and adds a requirement to ensure that the intellectual property and value proposition created by the Centers are retained in the United States.

  • Amendment #034 offered by Rep. Bowman (D-NY) - passed by voice vote

    • Expands and clarifies the workforce development and outreach requirements for the DOE microelectronics research program and the Microelectronics Science Research Centers.

  • Amendment #035 offered by Rep. Wild (D-PA) - passed by voice vote

    • Expands the microelectronics research program focus areas to include methods to improve the durability and sustainability of microelectronics components and systems, including technologies and strategies to reduce the use of water, energy, critical materials, and other commodities vulnerable to disruption. 

  • Amendment #047 offered by Rep. Gimenez (R-FL) - passed by voice vote

    • Directs DOE, as part of the microelectronics research program, to consult with the private sector in carrying out technology transfer activities and to identify emerging research and development needs of industry and government.

 

Opening Statements:

Ranking Member Frank Lucas

 

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