Like Countable?

Install the App
TRY NOW

house Bill H.R. 382

Renaming a STEM Grant Program to Honor 100 Years of Women in Congress

Argument in favor

Renaming this grant program is a nice way of honoring the 100th anniversary of the first woman elected to Congress, and will inspire women and minorities from rural areas to achieve great things in STEM fields.

Juliana's Opinion
···
03/20/2017
I vote yes but would prefer that this be renamed after a woman in STEM as opposed to a woman in politics, but I'll take what we can get.
Like (123)
Follow
Share
Elijah's Opinion
···
03/20/2017
Though her career would turn to politics, Rankin had a degree in Biology. She was instrumental in initiating the legislation that eventually became the 19th Constitutional Amendment, granting unrestricted voting rights to women. She championed the causes of gender equality and civil rights throughout a career that spanned more than six decades. Pretty badass and more than worthy to have this named after her if you ask me.
Like (32)
Follow
Share
Ann's Opinion
···
03/20/2017
I feel like this one is a no brainer. Is anyone against this bill?
Like (28)
Follow
Share

Argument opposed

Renaming an obscure grant program seems like an insufficient way to honor the 100th anniversary of the first woman elected to Congress. Not only that, the grant program itself seems unnecessary.

vancej200's Opinion
···
03/20/2017
I'm not against renaming it, just against renaming it after people in politics. The grant is about STEM not politics so why isn't it getting named after a women in STEM
Like (355)
Follow
Share
Laura's Opinion
···
03/20/2017
I'm not opposed to the renaming, but why are they honoring women in politics when it should be an American woman in a STEM field that has made a remarkable contribution to her field?
Like (205)
Follow
Share
keekee's Opinion
···
03/20/2017
Please rename the grant after a woman pioneer in the STEM field, not a politician.
Like (174)
Follow
Share

Bill Details

Official information provided by the Congressional Research Service. Learn more or make a suggestion.
The Congressional Research Service writes summaries for most legislation. These summaries are listed here. Countable will update some legislation with a revised summary, title or other key elements.

Suggest an update to this bill using our form.

Title

100 Years of Women in Congress Act

Official Title

To amend the Department of Agriculture program for research and extension grants to increase participation by women and underrepresented minorities in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to redesignate the program as the "Jeannette Rankin Women and Minorities in STEM Fields Program".

Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) 100 Years of Women in Congress Act (Sec. 3) This bill amends the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 to designate as Jeannette Rankin Women and Minorities in STEM Fields Program Grants the current research and extension grants to increase participation by women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
  • The house Passed March 20th, 2017
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Committee on Agriculture
      Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research
    IntroducedJanuary 9th, 2017

Log in or create an account to see how your Reps voted!
    I vote yes but would prefer that this be renamed after a woman in STEM as opposed to a woman in politics, but I'll take what we can get.
    Like (123)
    Follow
    Share
    I'm not against renaming it, just against renaming it after people in politics. The grant is about STEM not politics so why isn't it getting named after a women in STEM
    Like (355)
    Follow
    Share
    I'm not opposed to the renaming, but why are they honoring women in politics when it should be an American woman in a STEM field that has made a remarkable contribution to her field?
    Like (205)
    Follow
    Share
    Please rename the grant after a woman pioneer in the STEM field, not a politician.
    Like (174)
    Follow
    Share
    This, compared to other bills currently passing through Congress, is of such low priority that it should be called what it is: throwing women a bone. No thanks. Make a real difference, not a superficial one.
    Like (91)
    Follow
    Share
    The sponsoring legislators said it best. "Its the least congress could do". Its a slap in the face. If they are going to name a STEM grant after someone, name it after a female scientific pioneer, not a politician. Better yet, keep it named what it is so that 3 years from now when someone wants to pull the plug on it, they have to say tjey are killing STEM, not some obscure memorial grant that can sit on the back page. It sounds like it was perhaps proposed with good intention, but its actually quite insulting.
    Like (67)
    Follow
    Share
    There are so many famous women in STEM, why couldn't they at least give this legislation the dignity of being named after someone who at least pursued the field?
    Like (35)
    Follow
    Share
    I thoroughly support this
    Like (34)
    Follow
    Share
    Though her career would turn to politics, Rankin had a degree in Biology. She was instrumental in initiating the legislation that eventually became the 19th Constitutional Amendment, granting unrestricted voting rights to women. She championed the causes of gender equality and civil rights throughout a career that spanned more than six decades. Pretty badass and more than worthy to have this named after her if you ask me.
    Like (32)
    Follow
    Share
    I feel like this one is a no brainer. Is anyone against this bill?
    Like (28)
    Follow
    Share
    As a woman in STEM, I support this!
    Like (22)
    Follow
    Share
    Why are renaming a grant rewarding Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math after a politician?
    Like (22)
    Follow
    Share
    I think it is a wonderful way to pay homage to the women who made a difference!
    Like (17)
    Follow
    Share
    COME ON, GRACE MENG! ENOUGH ALREADY WITH THESE PANDERING FEEL-GOOD BILLS GEARED TO TRY TO WIN YOU VOTES IN THE NEXT ELECTION! AND ENOUGH OF THESE GRANT PROGRAMS! WE ARE JUST SHY OF $20 TRILLION IN DEBT! MAN! WE ARE NOT BLIND! WE CAN SEE HOW YOU WASTE YOUR TIME AND OUR MONEY! HOW ABOUT WORKING ON THE TRULY IMPORTANT ISSUES FACING THIS NATION!!!
    Like (14)
    Follow
    Share
    A vote Yea shows support for these women and for the grant itself. Meanwhile a vote against insinuates an ok to move forward with eliminating it which cannot be allowed
    Like (11)
    Follow
    Share
    I am for this to get it passed ASAP so congress can focus on more important things than a name change.
    Like (9)
    Follow
    Share
    Why would anyone vote against this?
    Like (9)
    Follow
    Share
    That grant should be renamed after a women scientist, not a politician. This is a STEM grant after all.
    Like (6)
    Follow
    Share
    What a waste of time and taxpayer money! Can we start focusing on real issues please instead of this egalitarian junk? Speaking of real issues, Congresswoman Meng has lots of them. She (and the rest of her lefty colleagues for that matter) needs to be put in straight jacket and taken to a sanatorium for 24/7 care.
    Like (5)
    Follow
    Share
    Sure, but who cares? Can you get back to restoring liberty, lowering taxes and cutting regulations? This is fluff
    Like (5)
    Follow
    Share
    MORE