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16-HR4803 on Mar 17, 2016

Bill Sponsorship: HR4803 & S2710
Source: Women and Minorities in STEM Booster Act
    Grant program to increase the participation of women and underrepresented minorities in STEM fields. Congress finds the following:
  • STEM education at the undergraduate level is vital to developing a workforce that will allow the US to remain the leader in the 21st century global economy.
  • Women and minorities comprise over half of the US workforce but only make up 26% of STEM workers.
  • Approximately 52% of women and minorities in STEM fields quit their jobs about 10 years into their careers.
  • It is important for gender equality to increase the retention of women in STEM fields, as women in STEM careers earn 33% more than those in non-STEM jobs, and have a smaller wage gap relative to men.
  • The US should address the need to increase the number of individuals from underrepresented minority segments of the population who work in engineering.
  • Women and underrepresented minorities leave the STEM fields at higher rates than their counterparts, leading to a need to develop resources to retain these groups in the STEM fields.
  • An eligible entity that receives a grant under this section shall use such grant funds to carry out one or more of the following activities designed to increase the participation of women or minorities underrepresented in science and engineering:
    1. Online workshops.
    2. 2) Mentoring programs that partner STEM professionals with students.
    3. Internships for undergraduate and graduate students in the STEM fields.
    4. Conducting outreach programs that provide elementary school and secondary school students with opportunities to increase their exposure to STEM fields.
    5. Programs to increase the recruitment and retention of underrepresented faculty.
    Also see the related Senate bill S.2710

    Updated with H.R.2709 - Women and Minorities in STEM Booster Act of 2017

      Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Question 2: Legally require hiring women & minorities Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
    • Topic: Education
    • Headline: Recruit women & minorities for STEM teaching (Score: 2)
    • Headline 2: Recruit women & minorities for STEM teaching (Score: 2)

    • Key for participation codes:
    • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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    • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
    • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
    • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.

    Democrats participating in 16-HR4803

    Matt Cartwright s1oPennsylvania DemocratMar 17, 2016
    Judy Chu s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 17, 2016
    Katherine Clark s1oMassachusetts DemocratMar 17, 2016
    Mark DeSaulnier s1oCalifornia Democratic House MemberMar 17, 2016
    Donna Edwards s1oMaryland Democrat (retiring 2016)Mar 17, 2016
    Anna Eshoo s1oCalifornia DemocratOct 23, 2018
    Chaka Fattah s1oPennsylvania DemocratMar 17, 2016
    Bill Foster s1oIllinois DemocratMar 17, 2016
    Ruben Gallego s1oArizona Democratic House MemberMar 17, 2016
    Luis Gutierrez s1oIllinois DemocratMar 17, 2016
    Alcee Hastings s1oFlorida DemocratMar 17, 2016
    Sheila Jackson Lee s1oTexas DemocratMar 17, 2016
    Derek Kilmer s1oWashington DemocratMar 23, 2016
    Annie Kuster s1oNew Hampshire DemocratMar 17, 2016
    James Langevin s1oRhode Island DemocratMar 17, 2016
    Rick Larsen s1oWashington DemocratMar 17, 2016
    Carolyn Maloney s2pNew York Democrat/LiberalMay 25, 2017
    Gregory Meeks s1oNew York Dem./Working-FamiliesMay 25, 2017
    Eleanor Holmes Norton s1oDistrict of Columbia DemocratMar 17, 2016
    Bill Pascrell s1oNew Jersey DemocratMar 17, 2016
    Charles Rangel s1oNew York Dem./Lib. (retiring 2016)Mar 17, 2016
    Dutch Ruppersberger s1oMaryland DemocratMar 17, 2016
    Tim Ryan s1oOhio DemocratMar 17, 2016
    Mark Takano s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 17, 2016
    Frederica Wilson s1oFlorida DemocratJun 12, 2018

    Republicans participating in 16-HR4803

    Independents participating in 16-HR4803

    Madeleine Bordallo s1oGuam DelegateMar 17, 2016

    Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

    Democrats: 25
    Republicans: 0
    Independents: 1

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