Hi all, thought you might be interested in this excerpt from Science Policy News, American Institute of Physics (week of Jan 1, 2018):
The House passed three bipartisan STEM education and workforce bills on Dec. 19. The most consequential of the three, the “STEM Research and Education Effectiveness and Transparency Act,” passed on a vote of 376 to 9. It would require the National Science Foundation to collect and analyze data on federal research and education programs aimed at broadening participation in STEM fields. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that it would cost NSF and other agencies a total of $61 million to implement the activity from 2018 to 2022.