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H.R.321 – Inspiring the Next Space Pioneers, Innovators, Researchers, and Explorers (INSPIRE) Women Act

Date Actions Overview
02/28/2017 Became Public Law No: 115-7.
02/28/2017 Signed by President.
02/16/2017 Presented to President.
02/14/2017 Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.
02/01/2017 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Thune without amendment. Without written report.
01/10/2017 Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
01/05/2017 Introduced in House

Passed House without amendment (01/10/2017)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Inspiring the Next Space Pioneers, Innovators, Researchers, and Explorers (INSPIRE) Women Act

(Sec. 3) This bill directs the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to encourage women and girls to study science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), pursue careers in aerospace, and further advance the nation’s space science and exploration efforts through support of the following initiatives:

  • NASA GIRLS and NASA BOYS;
  • Aspire to Inspire; and
  • Summer Institute in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Research.

(Sec. 4) NASA shall submit to Congress a specified plan on how NASA can best facilitate and support both current and retired astronauts, scientists, engineers, and innovators, including early career female astronauts, scientists, engineers, and innovators, to engage with K-12 female STEM students and inspire the next generation of women to consider participating in STEM fields and to pursue careers in aerospace.

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