Federal - S 2981

A bill to reauthorize and amend the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps Act of 2002, and for other purposes.

Introduced

December 4, 2019

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A bill to reauthorize and amend the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps Act of 2002, and for other purposes.

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Co-Sponsors 2

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  • Dec. 23, 2020 — Became Public Law, PL 116-259, 134 Stat. 1153.

  • Dec. 23, 2020 — Signed by the president.

  • Dec. 14, 2020Palmer, R-Ala., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.233, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1140

  • Dec. 11, 2020 — Enrolled measure signed in the House. Congressional Record p. H7153

  • Dec. 11, 2020 — Enrolled measure signed in the Senate. Congressional Record p. S7446

  • Dec. 9, 2020G. Graves, R-La., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.233, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1124

  • Dec. 9, 2020A. Scott, R-Ga., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.233, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1119

  • Dec. 8, 2020S. Brooks, R-Ind., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.233, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1108

  • Dec. 7, 2020Reschenthaler, R-Pa., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.233, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1104

  • Dec. 7, 2020Foxx, R-N.C., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.233, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1102

  • Dec. 7, 2020D. Collins, R-Ga., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.233, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1100

  • Dec. 7, 2020Wagner, R-Mo., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.233, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1096

  • Dec. 7, 2020Calvert, R-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.233, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1095

  • Dec. 7, 2020Budd, R-N.C., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.233, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1100

  • Dec. 4, 2020Yoho, R-Fla., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.233, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H6841

  • Dec. 4, 2020E.L. Carter, R-Ga., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.233, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H6842

  • Dec. 4, 2020Allen, R-Ga., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.233, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H6841

  • Dec. 4, 2020S. King, R-Iowa, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.233, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H6842

  • Dec. 4, 2020 — Measure cleared for the president. Congressional Record p. H6841

  • Dec. 4, 2020 — Measure passed in the House by roll call vote, 265-124, under suspension of the rules (two-thirds vote required). Congressional Record p. H6841

  • Dec. 4, 2020House Vote 233 NOAA Corps — Passage
    Case, D-Hawaii, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would establish or update a number of personnel-related policies for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration commissioned officer corps. It would outline numerous requirements for the recruitment, retention, promotion, and training of NOAA Corps officers. It would extend certain benefits and requirements in place for other uniformed services to NOAA Corps, including policies related to employment and reemployment rights, housing and personal spending allowances, and mental health services. It would authorize NOAA to establish a student loan repayment program and an educational assistance program for active and pre-commission officers, and to establish a career flexibility program allowing officers to take temporary leaves of absence. Among other provisions, it would update requirements for NOAA response to reports of sexual harassment and sexual assault at the agency, including to require thorough and prompt investigation of all such allegations. It would extend to 2030 NOAA authority to enter into transaction agreements to carry out research related to data and satellite systems, and it would require NOAA to enter into at least two contracts for charting and survey services by vessels, particularly in the Arctic. Motion agreed to (thus cleared for the president), 265-124. Note: A two-thirds majority of those present and voting (260 in this case) is required for passage under suspension of the rules. 62 members voted remotely by proxy, pursuant to the provisions of H Res 965 during the public health emergency period related to COVID-19. Congressional Record p. H6840-H6841

  • Dec. 3, 2020 — Case, D-Hawaii, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. H6111-H6124

  • Nov. 16, 2020 — Measure, as amended, passed in the Senate by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. S6712

  • Nov. 16, 2020 — Cornyn, R-Texas, for Sullivan, R-Alaska, amendment no. 2683 at the desk adopted by unanimous consent. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S6712

  • Nov. 16, 2020 — Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee-reported amendment withdrawn by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. S6712

  • Nov. 16, 2020 — Considered by the Senate. Congressional Record p. S6698-S6712

  • Nov. 16, 2020 — Cornyn, R-Texas (for Sullivan, R-Alaska), amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2683. Congressional Record p. S6723, S6974-S6982

  • Oct. 1, 2020 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Cantwell, (D-Wash.)
  • Sept. 30, 2020 — Reported to the Senate amended by the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar. S Rept 116-273 (In the legislative day that began on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020.) Congressional Record p. S5948

  • Dec. 11, 2019 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.

    Dec. 11, 2019 — Committee Vote: En Bloc Bills and Amendments — Vote to Report
      Ordered reported favorably to the full Senate (en bloc, as amended) by voice vote.

  • Dec. 4, 2019 — Original cosponsor(s): 1

    Schatz, (D-Hawaii)
  • Dec. 4, 2019 — Read twice and referred to: Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation.Congressional Record p. S6858