US SB881 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Passed on October 21 2020 - 100% progression
Action: 2020-10-21 - Became Public Law No: 116-181. (TXT | PDF)
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


PROSWIFT Act Promoting Research and Observations of Space Weather to Improve the Forecasting of Tomorrow Act This bill sets forth provisions concerning improving the ability of the United States to forecast space weather events and mitigate the effects of space weather. The bill provides statutory authority for the National Science and Technology Council's Space Weather Operations, Research, and Mitigation Working Group, which coordinates executive branch efforts regarding space weather. The bill directs the Office of Science and Technology Policy, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Science Foundation, Air Force, Navy, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and U.S. Geological Survey to carry out specified space weather activities. NOAA may establish a pilot program under which NOAA offers to enter into contracts with entities in the commercial space weather sector to provide NOAA with space weather data that meets certain standards. The working group must periodically review and update the benchmarks described in the report of the National Science and Technology Council titled Space Weather Phase 1 Benchmarks and dated June 2018, as necessary, based on (1) any significant new data or advances in scientific understanding that become available, or (2) the evolving needs of entities impacted by space weather phenomena.

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PROSWIFT Act Promoting Research and Observations of Space Weather to Improve the Forecasting of Tomorrow Act



2020-10-21SenateBecame Public Law No: 116-181. (TXT | PDF)
2020-10-21SenateSigned by President.
2020-10-09SenatePresented to President.
2020-09-16HouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2020-09-16HouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H4455-4458)
2020-09-16HouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 881.
2020-09-16HouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H4455-4463)
2020-09-16HouseMr. Perlmutter moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
2020-07-29HouseHeld at the desk.
2020-07-29HouseReceived in the House.
2020-07-28SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
2020-07-27SenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent. (text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR S4509-4512)
2020-07-27SenateS.Amdt.2498 Amendment SA 2498 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
2020-07-27SenateS.Amdt.2498 Amendment SA 2498 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Peters. (consideration: CR S4512-4513; text: CR S4509-4512) In the nature of a substitute.
2020-07-27SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S4512-4513)
2019-12-11SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 322.
2019-12-11SenateCommittee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Wicker without amendment. With written report No. 116-171.
2019-04-03SenateCommittee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
2019-03-26SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Same As/Similar To

HB5260 (Related) 2020-01-09 - Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.


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