Category Archives: Science / Space / Technology

H.R.677 – CBRN Intelligence and Information Sharing Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending February 3, 2017, 2017 H.R.677 – CBRN Intelligence and Information Sharing Act of 2017 Brief – CBRN stands for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear intelligence. The bill would ‘amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear intelligence and information sharing functions of the Office of […]

H.R.612 – United States-Israel Cybersecurity Cooperation Enhancement Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending February 3, 2017, 2017 H.R.612 – United States-Israel Cybersecurity Cooperation Enhancement Act of 2017 Brief – The bill would establish a grant program at the Department of Homeland Security to promote cooperative research and development between the United States and Israel on cybersecurity. The Secretary, in accordance with the agreement entitled […]

H.R. 600 Digital Global Access Policy Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 27, 2017 H.R. 600 Digital Global Access Policy Act of 2017 Brief – The bill would promote  Internet  access  in  developing  countries  and  update  foreign  policy  toward  the  Internet,  and  for  other  purposes. The  number  of  Internet  users  worldwide  has  more  than  tripled  from  1  billion  to  3.2  billion  since  […]

H.R. 589 Department of Energy Research and Innovation Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 27, 2017 H.R. 589 Department of  Energy  Research  and  Innovation  Act Brief – This is a bill to “To establish Department of Energy policy for science and energy research and development programs, and reform National Laboratory management and technology transfer programs, and for other purposes.” TITLE I—LABORATORY MODERNIZATION AND TECHNOLOGY […]

H.R.599 – Federal Communications Commission Consolidated Reporting Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 27, 2017 H.R.599 – Federal  Communications  Commission  Consolidated  Reporting  Act  of  2017 Brief – The bill amends the Communications  Act  of  1934  to  consolidate the  reporting  obligations  of  the  Federal  Communications Commission  in  order  to  improve  congressional  oversight and reduce reporting burdens. To that end in the last quarter of […]

H.R.582 – Kari’s Law Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 27, 2017 H.R.582 – Kari’s Law Act of 2017 Brief – The bill would “To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require multi-line telephone systems to have a configuration that permits users to directly initiate a call to 9-1-1 without dialing any additional digit, code, prefix, or post-fix, and […]

H.R. 590 – Advanced Nuclear Technology Development Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 27, 2017 H.R. 590 – Advanced Nuclear Technology Development Act of 2017 Brief – To  foster  civilian  research  and  development  of  advanced  nuclear  energy  technologies  and  enhance  the  licensing  and  commercial deployment of such technologies is the goal of the bill that does not offer ways to foster civilian research […]

H.R.587 – Fair RATES Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 27, 2017 H.R.587 – Fair RATES Act Brief – The bill would “To amend the Federal Power Act to provide that any inaction by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that allows a rate change to go into effect shall be treated as an order by the Commission for purposes of […]

H.R.555 – To direct the Federal Communications Commission to amend its rules so as to prohibit the application to amateur stations of certain private land use restrictions, and for other purposes.

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 27, 2017 H.R.555 – To direct the Federal Communications Commission to amend its rules so as to prohibit the application to amateur stations of certain private land use restrictions, and for other purposes. Brief – Not later than 120 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the […]

H.R.518 – EPS Improvement Act of 201

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 27, 2017 H.R.518 – EPS Improvement Act of 2017 Brief – The bill aims to “To amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to exclude power supply circuits, drivers, and devices designed to be connected to, and power, light-emitting diodes or organic light-emitting diodes providing illumination from energy conservation standards […]