STEM Legislation


As the only sitting member of the U.S. Senate with a degree and background in engineering, Kaufman introduced legislation to create more infrastructure and funding opportunities for STEM education across all grade levels. Legislation such as the STEM Education Coordination Act of 2009 (S. 1210) and the Engineering Education for Innovation Act (S. 969) called for more centralized organization from the federal government to meet the needs of increases in STEM education. Other bills, such as S. Res. 656, called for support for the inaugural USA Science & Engineering Festival which included two weeks of free STEM-related events around Washington, D.C., related to STEM and culminated in a two-day Science Expo on the National Mall in October 2010.