H.R. 321 - the Inspiring the Next Space Pioneers, Innovators, Researchers, and Explorers (INSPIRE) Women Act - requires NASA to encourage women and girls to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics, to pursue careers in aerospace and to advance the United States' space exploration efforts.
Comstock, who is chairwoman of the Research and Technology Subcommittee, said the act will provide the next generation of women with greater opportunities to pursue careers in the STEM fields.
The White House didn't immediately respond to a request for comment as to what these other bills could be.
President Donald Trump Tuesday signed into law two bills created to promote greater female participation in STEM fields, with specific emphasis on entrepreneurial development in these industries. It effectively amends the Science and Engineering Equal Opportunities Act which already required the National Science Foundation to promote the research activities of women to also support extending "their focus beyond the laboratory and into the commercial world".
"It's not fair, and it's not even smart", Trump said.
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Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas): "I thank Congresswoman Comstock and Representative Esty for their work on these two bills".
"We want American women who graduate from college with STEM degrees to be able to get STEM jobs that can support their families and help these American women to live out the American dream, which they are so qualified to live out", Trump added. Those are science, technology, engineering and math. She was a strong supporter of the America COMPETES Act of 2007 and the reauthorization of the law in 2010.
President Trump called current data on the number of women working in computer science and technical fields "unacceptable" in his remarks during the bills' signing. "By encouraging women and tapping their talents and abilities, employers can better meet their hiring needs, and women can enjoy the benefits of well-paying jobs in STEM fields".
Both bills were approved unanimously by Congress.