H.Res. : Honoring the 30th Anniversary of the Bayh-Dole Act.


Honoring the 30th Anniversary of the Bayh-Dole Act.

Rep. John Conyers Jr.

November 16, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. ___ is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Monday, November 15, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. John Conyers (D-MI).

Bill Summary

H.Res. ___ would resolve that it is the sense of the House of Representatives that:

  • “The Bayh-Dole Act as amended by Public Law 98-620, has made substantial contributions to advancement of scientific and technological knowledge, fostered dramatic improvements in public health and safety, strengthened the higher education system, led to the development of new domestic industries and hundreds of thousands of new private sector jobs, and benefitted the economic and trade policies of the United States
  • “That Act remains critical to the future well being of the United States
  • “The Congress reaffirms both its support for this landmark legislation and the critical role that innovation, entrepreneurship, and job creation hold for the future of the United States, and its commitment to the policies and objectives of that Act;
  • “The Congress shows its gratitude for the bipartisan leadership shown by Senators Birch Bayh and Robert Dole and Representatives peter Rodino, Hamilton Fish, Robert Kastenmeier, Tom Railsback, Don Fuqua, and former Chairman and Ranking Minority members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Edward Kennedy, and Strom Thurmond for securing the enactment of the Bayh-Dole Act, for strengthening it in 1984, and for providing unwavering support for the policies underlying that Act.”