The CSET Legislation Tracker serves as a resource to identify and monitor federal legislation related to emerging technology and national security topics, with a particular focus on measures that fall within CSET’s key areas of inquiry and relevant to U.S. science and technology leadership. In addition to widely covered bills such as the Endless Frontier Act and the NSF for the Future Act, members of the 117th Congress have introduced proposals to secure the U.S. research enterprise, bolster domestic semiconductor production capacity, promote technology alliances with like-minded partners and improve STEM workforce development.
Additionally, committees have approved, or full chambers have passed, bills pertaining to:
- The adoption of artificial intelligence within U.S. government agencies;
- Incentives for building semiconductor manufacturing and production facilities in the United States;
- Improving diversity and addressing sexual harassment in STEM fields; and
- Establishing new criminal penalties and authorizing visa restrictions for individuals that engage in economic espionage.
Each bill is represented by a card, which includes the following information:
- Number of cosponsors
- Committee of jurisdiction
- Committee activity (hearings/markups)
- Current bill status
- Related CSET analysis
CSET occasionally publishes blog posts highlighting particularly notable legislation. Where applicable, bill cards provide links to these posts. The tracker will be updated regularly to reflect newly introduced bills. We invite you to submit questions, comments or bills that we have excluded via the “questions and submissions” tab.
All web design credit goes to CSET Senior Software Developer Jennifer Melot. The authors would like to thank Sue Ramanathan for providing external review; Nicolina Demakos, Tina Dolbaia and Rodrigo Serrallonga for their efforts in tracking newly introduced legislation; and Lynne Weil, Catherine Aiken, James Dunham, Shelton Fitch, Alex Friedland and Adrienne Thompson for their suggestions on style and content.