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SA 303. Mr. MERKLEY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 493, to reauthorize and improve the SBIR and STTR programs, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

On page 56, strike line 16 and all that follows through page 57, line 4, and insert the following:
"(5) INCREASING DOMESTIC CAPABILITIES.--In carrying out a pilot program, the head of a covered Federal agency shall give preference to applicants that intend to test, develop, or manufacture a product or service in the United States.
"(6) REPORT.--The head of each covered Federal agency shall include in the annual report of the covered Federal agency to the Administrator an analysis of the various activities considered for inclusion in the pilot program of the covered Federal agency and a statement of the reasons why each activity considered was included or not included, as the case may be.
"(7) TERMINATION.--The authority to establish a pilot program under this section expires at the end of fiscal year 2014.
"(8) DEFINITIONS.--In this subsection--


(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on May 3, 2011.)