2015 Legislative Tracker

As a service to its members and the public, the AAAS Office of Government Relations is tracking a range of legislation in both chambers of Congress that are of critical importance to the research community. The OGR staff will update the chart accordingly as measures progress through the legislative process. If you have any questions regarding specific bills or would like to submit a recommendation for an issue to track, please contact the Office staff at congress_center@aaas.org.

  • Cybersecurity
  • Defense/Homeland Security
  • Energy and Environment
  • Health/Pharmaceuticals
  • Innovation
  • Intellectual Property/Patent Reform
  • Space and Aeronautics
  • Workforce


AnchorDefense/Homeland Security

AnchorEnvironment, Energy, and Natural Resources

An original bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline
Sen. Murkowski (R-AK)

  • S.147 (Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders, Calendar No. 2)

A bill to promote energy efficiency, and for other purposes

Sen. Portman (R-OH)

  • S. 128 (Referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

A bill to prohibit any regulation regarding carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gas emissions reduction in the United States until China, India, and Russia implement similar reductions

Sen. Vitter (R-LA)

  • S. 66 (Referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works

Keystone XL Pipeline Act

Rep. Cramer (R-ND)

  • H.R. 3 (Passed house on 1/9/15. Sent to Senate and Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 3)


Tsunami Warning, Education, and Research Act of 2015

Rep. Bonamici (D-OR)

  • H.R. 34 (referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation)



Low-Dose Radiation Research Act of 2015

Rep. Hultgren (R-IL)

  • H.R. 35 (referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources)


Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2015

Rep. Paulsen (R-MN)

  • H.R. 160 (Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means)


AnchorIntellectual Property/ Patent Reform

AnchorSpace and Aeronautics


America RISING Act of 2015

Rep. Jackson Lee (D-TX)

  • H.R. 73 (Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce)


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