H.R. 3681: ARPA-E Reauthorization Act of 2017

Author's Summary:  "This bill amends the America COMPETES Act to reauthorize the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), and for other purposes."

IB Summary:  This bipartisan bill authorizes the Dept. of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program, which has spurred research in renewable energy technologies since its creation in 2009, and was singled out for elimination in the president's budget request. Note: this does not provide funding, which must come from an appropriations bill.

Status: Introduced on 9/6/17.

Links: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr3681