WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, released the following statement today after the bipartisan Building Blocks of STEM Act, which expands upon STEM education initiatives at the National Science Foundation (NSF) for young children, passed the Senate.
“I am pleased that the Senate passed this bipartisan bill, which I was proud to help introduce. By expanding STEM education, this bill will ensure that more young people—especially young women and girls—can pursue careers in computer science and engineering. To pave the way forward for future generations, we need everybody involved.”
Earlier this year, Senator Fischer joined Senators Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) in introducing S. 737, the bipartisan Building Blocks of STEM Act, which would create and expand upon STEM education initiatives at the National Science Foundation (NSF) for young children, including new research grants to increase the participation of young women and girls in computer science. In May, the Building Blocks of STEM Act passed the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee.