House Passes Moolenaar Legislation Reauthorizing National Institute of Standards & Technology

July 11, 2016
Press Release

Today, the House of Representatives unanimously passed Congressman John Moolenaar's legislation reauthorizing the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

NIST was founded in 1901. It is a vital partner for America’s technology-advanced industries and is widely recognized as an authority of measurements and standards around the world.

Congressman Moolenaar's legislation, the NIST Improvement Act of 2016, requires independent reviews of NIST laboratory programs, makes changes to its educational and outreach efforts, and improves its Industrial Technical Services.

Congressman Moolenaar released the following statement:

"This legislation reauthorizes NIST so it can continue to provide small manufacturers like those here in Michigan with the expertise and advice they need when investing in new technologies crucial to the competitiveness of Michigan companies and their workers. NIST maintains measures and standards for American commerce and it conducts research that enhances our nation’s technology, our economic security and our quality of life."