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USSB881PassPROSWIFT Act Promoting Research and Observations of Space Weather to Improve the Forecasting of Tomorrow Act This bill sets forth provisions concerning improving the ability of the United States to forecast space weather events and mitigate the effec...
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2020-10-21
Became Public Law No: 116-181.
USHB5126EngrossDESCEND Act of 2020 Direct Enhancement of Snapper Conservation and the Economy through Novel Devices Act of 2020 This bill addresses the use of descending devices to release reef fish in the Gulf of Mexico. (A descending device is an instrument that ...
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2020-10-19
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB2661PassNational Suicide Hotline Designation Act of 2020 This bill requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to designate 9-8-8 as the universal telephone number for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. A state may impos...
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2020-10-17
Became Public Law No: 116-172.
USSB1046IntroACCESS BROADBAND Act Advancing Critical Connectivity Expands Service, Small Business Resources, Opportunities, Access, and Data Based on Assessed Need and Demand Act This bill requires the Department of Commerce to establish the Office of Internet Co...
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2020-10-01
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 567.
USHB5823EngrossState and Local Cybersecurity Improvement Act
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2020-10-01
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHB5780EngrossSafe Communities Act of 2020 This bill requires the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to increase outreach and engagement with owners and operators of critical infrastructure. Specifically, the bill directs CISA to maintain a cl...
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2020-10-01
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSB4794IntroA bill making emergency supplemental appropriations for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program of the Federal Communications Commission for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020. This bill provides FY2020 supplemental appropriations to the Federal Commu...
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2020-10-01
To Senate Appropriations Committee
USHB1289EngrossPHONE Act of 2020 Preserving Home and Office Numbers in Emergencies Act of 2020 This bill restricts the reassignment of telephone numbers during a declared major disaster. Specifically, a number may not be reassigned except at the request of the subs...
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2020-09-30
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB2981IntroNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps Amendments Act of 2019 This bill revises provisions related to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps. Among other provisions, the bill...
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2020-09-30
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 561.
USSB2693EngrossREADI Act Reliable Emergency Alert Distribution Improvement Act of 2020
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2020-09-29
Held at the desk.
USHB451EngrossDon't Break Up the T-Band Act of 2020 This bill repeals the requirement for the Federal Communications Commission to reallocate and auction the 470-512 MHz band (referred to as the "T-Band spectrum"). The T-Band spectrum is a frequency range currentl...
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2020-09-24
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB8048IntroState and Local IT Modernization and Cybersecurity Act
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2020-09-24
To House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery
USSR722IntroA resolution recognizing and supporting the goals and ideals of National Forensic Science Week.
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2020-09-24
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S5881; text: CR S5877)
USHB8223IntroCyber Essentials Act This bill requires the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to develop, publish, and maintain evidence-based guidelines and processes that individuals can follow to defend against common cybersecurity threats and risk...
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2020-09-24
To House Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation
USHB8365IntroAccurate Weather for Public Safety Act
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2020-09-24
To House Subcommittee on Aviation
USHB8368IntroRural Broadband Expansion Act of 2020
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2020-09-24
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USSB4731IntroImproving Cybersecurity of Small Organizations Act of 2020
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2020-09-24
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHB8390IntroTo require the Director of the National Science Foundation to establish a grant program to make grants to eligible entities to develop instructional content on artificial intelligence, and for other purposes.
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2020-09-24
To House Science, Space, And Technology Committee
USHB8379IntroImproving Cybersecurity of Small Organizations Act of 2020
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2020-09-24
To House Small Business Committee
USHR1144IntroBroadband for All Resolution of 2020 This resolution recognizes that equal access to affordable and reliable broadband service for all Americans is a civil and human right that protects and promotes the fair, equal, and impartial treatment of all peo...
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2020-09-23
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USSB4667IntroEmergency Reporting Act This bill requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to report on certain activations of the Disaster Information Reporting System (the system through which communications providers report their operational status du...
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2020-09-23
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB5567EngrossMEDIA Diversity Act of 2020 Measuring the Economics Driving Investments and Access for Diversity Act of 2020 This bill requires the Federal Communications Commission to consider market entry barriers for socially disadvantaged individuals in its bien...
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2020-09-22
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB5698EngrossPromoting Secure 5G Act of 2020 This bill requires the Department of the Treasury to instruct the U.S. Executive Director at each international financial institution (e.g., the International Monetary Fund or the International Finance Corporation) tha...
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2020-09-22
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB5918EngrossTo direct the Federal Communications Commission to issue reports after activation of the Disaster Information Reporting System and to make improvements to network outage reporting. This bill requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to rep...
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2020-09-22
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB8336IntroUnplug the Internet Kill Switch Act of 2020
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2020-09-22
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USSB4646IntroUnplug the Internet Kill Switch Act of 2020
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2020-09-22
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHR1126IntroRecognizing and supporting the goals and ideals of National Forensic Science Week.
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2020-09-18
To House Science, Space, And Technology Committee
USHB4979EngrossRural STEM Education Act This bill directs the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support research regarding STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, including computer science) education in rural schools. The NSF must award grants ...
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2020-09-17
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB4990EngrossElection Technology Research Act of 2020 This bill directs the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and other agencies to support research on voting systems. (Sec. 2) NIST, in collaboration wit...
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2020-09-17
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
USSR704IntroA resolution honoring the accomplishments of General Thomas P. Stafford and recognizing his contribution to the United States Space Program. This resolution recognizes General Thomas P. Stafford's immense contribution to the Space Race and the United...
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2020-09-17
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5715-5716; text: CR S5712)
USHB8303IntroQUEST Act of 2020
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2020-09-17
To House Science, Space, And Technology Committee
USSB1626IntroGovernment Spectrum Valuation Act of 2019 This bill requires (1) the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, in consultation with the Federal Communications Commission and the Office of Management and Budget, to estimate the value...
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2020-09-16
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
USSB4286IntroRISE Act Research Investment to Spark the Economy Act This bill authorizes the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, the Interior, and Health and Human Services and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA),...
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2020-09-16
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USSB4568IntroForensic Science Research and Standards Act of 2020
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2020-09-16
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
USHB8279IntroQuantum Network Infrastructure Act of 2020
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2020-09-16
To House Science, Space, And Technology Committee
USSB4587IntroState Fix Act of 2020 State Funding for Internet Expansion Act of 2020
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2020-09-16
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB4582IntroA bill to extend, temporarily, daylight saving time, and for other purposes.
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2020-09-16
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 548.
USHCR116IntroExpressing the sense of Congress with respect to the principles that should guide the national artificial intelligence strategy of the United States.
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2020-09-16
To House Science, Space, And Technology Committee
USHR1109IntroRecognizing the 40th anniversary of the founding of The Planetary Society. This resolution recognizes the 40th anniversary of the founding of The Planetary Society for its commitment to exploring the cosmos and understanding our place in it, searchin...
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2020-09-15
To House Science, Space, And Technology Committee
USHB8239IntroForensic Science Research and Standards Act of 2020
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2020-09-14
To House Science, Space, And Technology Committee
USHB8244IntroGovernment Spectrum Valuation Act of 2020 This bill requires estimation of the value of federal electromagnetic spectrum. Specifically, the bill requires (1) the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, in consultation with the Fed...
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2020-09-14
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB7421IntroExpediting Federal Broadband Deployment Reviews Act
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2020-09-11
To House Conservation and Forestry Committee
USHB8214IntroStrengthening Digital Identity Act of 2020
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2020-09-11
To House Science, Space, And Technology Committee
USHB8215IntroImproving Digital Identity Act of 2020
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2020-09-11
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB3957IntroExpanding Broadcast Ownership Opportunities Act of 2019 This bill requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to increase diversity of ownership in the broadcasting industry. Specifically, the bill allows companies engaged in the qualifying ...
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2020-09-09
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB5564IntroEnhancing Broadcaster DIVERSITY Data Act Enhancing Broadcaster Diversity and Inclusion by Verifying and Ensuring the Reporting required by Statute Is Transpiring and Yielding Data Act
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2020-09-09
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USSB4024IntroCybersecurity Advisory Committee Authorization Act of 2020 This bill requires the Department of Homeland Security to establish a cybersecurity advisory committee within the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to consult on the dev...
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2020-09-09
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 528.
USSB2800IntroNational Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2019 This bill reauthorizes the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for FY2020. The bill provides for continued use of the International Space Station through 2030 an...
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2020-09-08
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 525.
USSB4534IntroOnline Freedom and Viewpoint Diversity Act
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2020-09-08
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB8154IntroBroadcast Diversity in Leadership Act
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2020-09-01
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
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