US SB289 | 2021-2022 | 117th Congress


Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 11-3-1)
Status: Introduced on February 8 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-02-08 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Pending: Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Authorizes the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, the Interior, Health and Human Services, and Transportation, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Science Foundation, and Environmental Protection Agency to provide support for research regarding COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) or research disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Support may be used to provide supplemental funding to extend the duration of a grant to a research institution, national laboratory, or individual that was awarded prior to the enactment of this bill, or to expand the purposes of such a grant as specified; issue awards to research the effects of the current pandemic and potential future pandemics; and provide flexibility on awards to account for facility closures or other limitations during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Agencies must provide the support as rapidly as possible. Provided funds shall remain available through FY2021.

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2021-02-08SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Same As/Similar To

HB869 (Same As) 2021-03-03 - Referred to the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States.


Alternative and renewable resources
Cardiovascular and respiratory health
Defense spending
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
Department of Defense
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of the Interior
Department of Transportation
Education programs funding
Electric power generation and transmission
Emergency medical services and trauma care
Energy efficiency and conservation
Energy research
Environmental assessment, monitoring, research
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Executive agency funding and structure
Health programs administration and funding
Higher education
Infectious and parasitic diseases
Medical research
Military procurement, research, weapons development
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Science Foundation
Nuclear power
Oil and gas
Public contracts and procurement
Research administration and funding
Research and development
Science, technology, communications

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