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USHB5428IntroGrid Modernization Research and Development Act of 2020
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2020-08-11
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 380.
USSB384EngrossA bill to require the Secretary of Commerce, acting through the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, to help facilitate the adoption of composite technology in infrastructure in the United States, and for other purposes. Th...
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2020-08-07
Held at the desk.
USHB6395EngrossWilliam M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 This bill authorizes FY2021 appropriations and sets forth policies for Department of Defense (DOD) programs and activities, including military personnel strengths. It...
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2020-08-05
Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 505.
USHB542EngrossSupporting Research and Development for First Responders Act This bill directs the Department of Homeland Security to designate the National Urban Security Technology Laboratory as a science and technology laboratory responsible for testing and evalu...
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2020-07-22
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USSB4224IntroSouthwest Border Security Technology Improvement Act of 2020
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2020-07-22
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USHB2EngrossMoving Forward Act This bill addresses provisions related to federal-aid highway, transit, highway safety, motor carrier, research, hazardous materials, and rail programs of the Department of Transportation (DOT). Among other provisions, the bill ext...
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2020-07-20
Received in the Senate.
USSB4033IntroNatural Disaster and Emergency Ballot Act of 2020
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2020-06-22
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
USHB4091IntroARPA-E Reauthorization Act of 2019 This bill revises and reauthorizes through FY2024 the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) of the Department of Energy (DOE). The bill expands the goals of ARPA-E to include the development of energy te...
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2020-06-18
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 346.
USHB7139IntroEnsuring American Leadership over International Standards Act of 2019
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2020-06-08
To House Science, Space, And Technology Committee
USHB7095IntroINVEST in America Act Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America Act This bill addresses provisions related to federal-aid highway, transit, highway safety, motor carrier, research, hazardous materials, and ra...
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2020-06-05
To House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
USHB7049IntroDOD Portfolio Management Accountability Act This bill requires the Department of Defense to submit a plan to identify, develop, and acquire databases, analytical and financial tools, and workforce skills to improve the assessment, management, and opt...
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2020-05-28
To House Armed Services Committee
USSB2904IntroIOGAN Act Identifying Outputs of Generative Adversarial Networks Act This bill directs the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to support research on generative adversarial networks. A gener...
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2020-05-20
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USSB893PassSecure 5G and Beyond Act of 2020 This bill requires the President, in consultation with relevant federal agencies, to develop a strategy to secure and protect U.S. fifth and future generations (5G) systems and infrastructure. Such strategy, to be kno...
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2020-03-23
Became Public Law No: 116-129. (TXT | PDF)
USHB4998PassSecure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019 This bill establishes (1) a mechanism to prevent communications equipment or services that pose a national security risk from entering U.S. networks, and (2) a program to remove any such equipmen...
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2020-03-12
Became Public Law No: 116-124. (TXT | PDF)
USHB5760IntroGrid Security Research and Development Act
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2020-02-19
To House Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation
USSB3311IntroPromoting United States Wireless Leadership Act of 2020 This bill requires the Department of Commerce to assist trusted companies (i.e., companies determined to pose no national security threat) and relevant stakeholders with participation in organiz...
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2020-02-13
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB2881EngrossSecure 5G and Beyond Act of 2020 This bill requires the President, in consultation with relevant federal agencies, to develop (1) a strategy to secure and protect U.S. fifth and future generations (5G) systems and infrastructure, and (2) an implement...
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2020-01-09
Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 403.
USSB2368IntroNuclear Energy Renewal Act of 2019
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2020-01-09
By Senator Murkowski from Committee on Energy and Natural Resources filed written report. Report No. 116-203.
USHB4500EngrossPromoting United States Wireless Leadership Act of 2019 This bill requires the Department of Commerce to assist trusted companies (i.e., companies determined to pose no national security threat) and relevant stakeholders with participation in organiz...
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2020-01-09
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHR575IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives that all stakeholders in the deployment of 5G communications infrastructure should carefully consider and adhere to the recommendations of "The Prague Proposals". This resolution expresses the sens...
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2020-01-08
The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
USSB2714IntroARPA-E Reauthorization Act of 2019 This bill revises and reauthorizes through FY2024 the Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). Among other things, the bill revises the goals of ARPA-E to include the development of ...
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2020-01-07
By Senator Murkowski from Committee on Energy and Natural Resources filed written report. Report No. 116-195.
USHB5394IntroStrengthening State and Local Cybersecurity Defenses Act
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2020-01-03
To House Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation
USSB1790PassNational Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 This bill authorizes FY2020 appropriations and sets forth policies for Department of Defense (DOD) programs and activities, including military personnel strengths. It does not provide budget aut...
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2019-12-20
Became Public Law No: 116-92.
USSB2660IntroWind Energy Research and Development Act of 2019 This bill requires the Department of Energy to establish a grant program to research, develop, evaluate, and commercialize wind energy technologies and systems.
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2019-12-18
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 387.
USHB4355EngrossIOGAN Act Identifying Outputs of Generative Adversarial Networks Act This bill directs the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to support research on manipulated or synthesized media, includ...
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2019-12-10
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB1846EngrossState and Local Government Cybersecurity Act of 2019 This bill provides for collaboration between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, as well as corporations, associations, and the general ...
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2019-11-26
To House Homeland Security Committee
USSB2878IntroFacial Recognition Technology Warrant Act of 2019
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2019-11-14
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB2775IntroHACKED Act of 2019 Harvesting American Cybersecurity Knowledge through Education Act of 2019
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2019-11-13
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
USSB2800IntroNational Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2019
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2019-11-13
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USHB4973IntroTrusting Commercial Communications Networks Act of 2019
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2019-11-04
To House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
USSB2065EngrossDeepfake Report Act of 2019 This bill requires the Science and Technology Directorate in the Department of Homeland Security to report at specified intervals on the state of digital content forgery technology. Digital content forgery is the use of em...
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2019-10-29
To House Consumer Protection and Commerce Committee
USHB360IntroCyber Sense Act of 2019 This bill requires the Department of Energy to establish a voluntary Cyber Sense program to test the cybersecurity of products and technologies intended for use in the bulk-power system. The bulk-power system includes faciliti...
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2019-10-28
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 204.
USSB2703IntroAviation Automation and Human Factors Safety Act of 2019 This bill addresses the implementation of various aviation safety recommendations. Among other requirements, the bill directs the Federal Aviation Administration to require the manufacturer of ...
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2019-10-24
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB1821IntroMarine Energy Research and Development Act of 2019
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2019-10-23
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 261.
USSB2689IntroNo Biometric Barriers to Housing Act of 2019 This bill prohibits owners of certain federally assisted rental units from using biometric analytics in connection with facial recognition, physical biometric recognition, or remote biometric recognition t...
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2019-10-23
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB2203EngrossHomeland Security Improvement Act This bill establishes the position of Ombudsman for Border and Immigration Related Concerns within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The ombudsman shall establish an independent, neutral, and standardized pr...
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2019-09-26
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSB2581IntroLegislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2020 This bill provides FY2020 appropriations for the legislative branch, including the Senate and Joint Items such as the Joint Economic Committee, the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies of 2...
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2019-09-26
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 228.
USHB4463IntroPromoting United States Wireless Leadership Act of 2019 This bill requires the Department of Commerce to assist trusted companies (i.e., companies determined to pose no national security threat) and relevant stakeholders with participation in organiz...
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2019-09-24
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB4426IntroOffice of Technology Assessment Improvement and Enhancement Act
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2019-09-19
To House Administration Committee
USSB2509IntroOffice of Technology Assessment Improvement and Enhancement Act
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2019-09-19
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
USSB1085IntroVehicle Innovation Act of 2019 This bill authorizes appropriations through FY2024 to the Department of Energy (DOE) for research, development, engineering, demonstration, and commercial application of innovative vehicle technologies. Among other thin...
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2019-09-10
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 186.
USHB3907IntroDepartment of Homeland Security Insider Threat and Mitigation Act of 2019
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2019-08-21
To House Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism
USSB174IntroSecuring Energy Infrastructure Act This bill establishes a two-year pilot program within the Department of Energy's (DOE's) national laboratories to (1) identify the security vulnerabilities of certain entities in the energy sector, and (2) evaluate ...
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2019-08-16
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 173.
USSB1052IntroRare Earth Element Advanced Coal Technologies Act This bill requires the Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy to create a program for the development of advanced separation technology to extract and recover rare earth elements and minerals ...
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2019-08-16
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 176.
USHB4166IntroSafe Landings Act This bill addresses technology needs and safety risks in the aviation industry. Among other things, the bill requires the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to develop technology for a cockpit system that provides an alert to pil...
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2019-08-06
To House Transportation And Infrastructure Committee
USHB4008IntroNo Biometric Barriers to Housing Act of 2019 This bill prohibits owners of certain federally assisted rental units from using facial recognition, physical biometric recognition, or remote biometric recognition technology in any units, buildings, or g...
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2019-07-25
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB3609IntroWind Energy Research and Development Act of 2019 This bill requires the Department of Energy to carry out a grant program to research, develop, and evaluate wind energy technologies and systems.
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2019-07-24
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 21 - 13.
USHB3789IntroIoT Readiness Act of 2019 This bill requires the Federal Communications Commission to ascertain the amount of spectrum necessary to meet rising demand by studying the growing usage of Internet of Things devices, which use a network to communicate and...
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2019-07-18
To House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
USHB3600IntroDeepfakes Report Act of 2019 This bill requires the Science and Technology Directorate in the Department of Homeland Security to report at specified intervals on the state of digital content forgery technology. Digital content forgery is the use of e...
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2019-07-01
To House Consumer Protection and Commerce Committee
USHB2722EngrossSAFE Act Securing America's Federal Elections Act This bill addresses election security through grant programs and requirements for voting systems and paper ballots. The bill establishes requirements for voting systems, including that systems (1) use...
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2019-06-28
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
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