Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Deborah Ross’ (NC-02) bipartisan legislation to support and advance technology research at institutions of higher education passed the U.S. House of Representatives. Included in the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the Future Act, her legislation will create an NSF grant program to fund technology research activities, including conducting fundamental and experimental research, commercializing innovative technology, creating computational models, and establishing traineeship programs for graduate students.

Congresswoman Ross spoke in support of the NSF for the Future Act on the House Floor.

“I am excited that my bipartisan legislation was included in the NSF for the Future Act,” said Congresswoman Ross. "My bill will create a grant program at NSF to fund technology research at institutions of higher education, enabling our outstanding colleges and universities – including those I am proud to represent in the Research Triangle Area – to develop the technological breakthroughs that will power future economic growth and build the technology workforce that our country urgently needs.”

Rep. Jim Baird (IN-04) is the co-lead of the NSF Technology Research Institutes Act.