Senate Adopts Cloture Motion on Small Business Research & Development Bill

Senators have adopted a procedural (cloture) motion to begin debate on the SBIR and STTR Reauthorization Act (S. 493) by a vote of 84-12. 60 votes were needed to adopt the motion.

This legislation “reauthorizes the Federal government’s two largest research and development programs, the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technical Transfer (STTR) programs, for eight years,” according to a press release from the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

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