Bill with amendment authorizing quantum research funds passes out of committee

On November 29, on a unanimous bipartisan vote, the House Science Committee passed out of committee H.R. 6213 – the National Quantum Initiative Reauthorization Act. Included in the bill is an amendment led by U.S. Representatives Andrea Salinas (OR-06) and Jim Baird (IN-04), that amends the National Quantum Initiative Reauthorization Act and drastically accelerates quantum research and development in the United States. The legislation now awaits a vote by the full House of Representatives.

A UO Government and Community Relations blog post about the introduction of the amendment, which directs the National Science Foundation (NSF) to award grants that will be used to upgrade research facilities and improve access to research resources, such as equipment and instrumentation, to support research and development in quantum information science, technology, and engineering, can be found here. Congresswoman Salinas’ press release on the passage of the bill out of the House committee can be found here.

The legislation is endorsed by the UO, Oregon Institute of Technology, Oregon State University, Purdue University, and Indiana University.