Today, House leadership revealed the America COMPETES Act of 2022 (H.R. 4521). Much like the bipartisan United States Innovation and Competition Act (S. 1260), which passed in the Senate last summer, the bill authorizes strategic investments in advanced scientific research at NSF and the Department of Energy, semiconductor chip manufacturing, supply chain and natural resource issues, and key diplomatic efforts.
Of particular relevance:
- $52B for the CHIPS for America Act.
- Comprehensive reauthorization of the Department of Energy’s Office of Science.
- Reauthorizes the entire National Science Foundation and establishes a new Directorate for Science and Engineering Solutions (SES).
- Establishes a National Engineering Biology Research and Development Initiative.
- Enhances outreach and access to STEM education at all levels.
- Reauthorizes Title VI International Education programs.
A factsheet is available here and a section-by-section summary is available here.