Congressional Proposal Seeks to Limit Experimenting Powers of the NIH

House committee looks at transferring “gain of function” research authority to a “public, independent oversight entity.” Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee have put forward a…

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Senate Passes Nuclear Energy Acceleration Bill

A version of the act has already passed the House, so the measure is on its way to the president’s desk This week, the Senate passed the ADVANCE…

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U.S. Navy Rescues Merchant Vessel Crew After Houthi Strike

Rebels have escalated attacks on commercial ships. Sailors from the Dwight D. Eisenhower carrier strike group recently airlifted the crew of the M/V Tutor, a merchant vessel that…

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House Committee Proposal Includes Automatic Draft Registration

The plan would use federal records to help address the drop in registrants in the past two years. The House Armed Services Committee has included a proposal in…

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President Announces Citizenship Program for Undocumented Spouses of U.S. Citizens

Approximately 550,000 illegal immigrants who have lived in the country for 10 years can apply. President Joe Biden announced a program that will facilitate citizenship for undocumented immigrants…

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FCC Launches Cybersecurity Pilot Program for Schools and Libraries

The program is part of Chair Rosenworcel’s “Learn Without Limits” initiative. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted a three-year, $200 million pilot program to enhance cybersecurity for K-12…

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DOI Supports Western Water Reclamation with Additional Investment

Funding will expand water recycling and reclamation facilities. The Department of the Interior announced that $142 million will be distributed to water recycling and reclamation facilities throughout the…

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Congress Advances Weapons Package to Israel

Legislators who were opposed to the arms sale now approved the sale. Representative Gregory Meeks of New York, ranking member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Senator Ben Cardin…

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Senate Majority Leader Delays Vote on Judicial Nominee

The nominee does not have bipartisan support. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York withdrew a scheduled vote for a judicial nominee, Mustafa Kasubhai, to a seat…

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Boeing CEO Testifies Before Senate Subcommittee

Senators express skepticism over claims that the company is ready to address safety concerns. The outgoing CEO of Boeing, David Calhoun, testified before the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on…

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