Category Archives: Science / Space / Technology

H.R.4675 – Low-Dose Radiation Research Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending February 16, 2018 H.R.4675 – Low-Dose Radiation Research Act of 2017 Brief – HR 4675 amends the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to provide for a low-dose radiation basic research program. ‘In general.—Subtitle G of title IX of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 16311 et seq.) is amended […]

H.R.4378 – Nuclear Energy Research Infrastructure Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending February 16, 2018 H.R.4378 – Nuclear Energy Research Infrastructure Act of 2017 Brief – HR 4378 directs the Secretary of Energy to carry out the construction of a versatile reactor-based fast neutron source. ‘In general.—The Secretary of Energy shall provide for a versatile reactor-based fast neutron source, which shall operate as […]

H.R.4377 – Accelerating American Leadership in Science Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending February 16, 2018 H.R.4377 – Accelerating American Leadership in Science Act of 2017 Brief – H.R. 4377 would authorize the appropriation of funds to support construction of and upgrades to research equipment and facilities administered by the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. The Secretary of Energy shall provide for the […]

H.R.3397 – Building Blocks of STEM Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending February 16, 2018 H.R.3397 – Building Blocks of STEM Act Brief – HR 3397 bill instructs the National Science Foundation, when awarding grants under the Discovery Research PreK-12 program, to consider age distribution in order to more equitably allocate funding for research studies with a focus on early childhood. In recent […]

H.R.1997 – Ukraine Cybersecurity Cooperation Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending February 9, 2018 H.R.1997 – Ukraine Cybersecurity Cooperation Act of 2017 Brief – HR 1997 urges the Department of State to help Ukraine improve its cybersecurity to increase security protection on government computers. In particular the bill targets systems that defend Ukraine’s critical infrastructure; provide support to reduce reliance on Russian […]

H.R.3776 – Cyber Diplomacy Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 19, 2018 H.R.3776 – Cyber Diplomacy Act of 2017 Brief – “H.R. 3776 would codify the role and responsibilities of an existing office within the Department of State that works to advance U.S. interests in cyberspace and coordinates U.S. efforts to promote open, reliable, and secure communications technology. In addition, […]

S 139 – FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 12, 2018 S 139 – FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017 Brief – S 139 would extend for four years the authority of the federal government to conduct surveillance under title VII of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) of 1978  and by the USA FREEDOM Act of 2015 (Public […]

H.R.4569 – Counterterrorism Information Sharing Improvement Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 12, 2018 H.R.4569 – Counterterrorism Information Sharing Improvement Act of 2017 Brief – Under HR 4569 the President, acting though the Secretary of Homeland Security, shall ensure that, for counter-terrorism purposes, the Department of the Homeland Security has access to biographic and biometric data collected by the United States Government […]

H.R.1159 – United States and Israel Space Cooperation Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 22, 2017 H.R.1159 – United States and Israel Space Cooperation Act Brief – HR 1159 directs the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to continue to work with the Israel Space Agency in identifying and cooperatively pursuing peaceful space exploration and science initiatives in areas of mutual interest as NASA […]

H.R.4323 – Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 22, 2017 H.R.4323 – Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act Brief – Under HR 4323 the Director of the National Science Foundation shall, through the research and education activities of the Foundation, encourage veterans to study and pursue careers in STEM and computer science, in coordination with other Federal agencies […]