Bipartisan Senators Propose AI Workforce Framework Legislation 

The bill would direct NIST to create an AI training outline for U.S. companies. Senators Gary Peters of Michigan and Eric Schmitt of Missouri have introduced legislation that…

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Senate Committee Launches Asthma Inhaler Price Investigation

Legislators note that inhalers sold in USA are significantly more expensive than in other countries. The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee sent letters this week…

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Senate Health Committee Considers Reauthorizing Opioid Treatment Legislation

The 2018 SUPPORT Act would be renewed after missing a September deadline. The Senate Health Committee has scheduled a meeting to consider the reauthorization of the SUPPORT Act,…

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Senate Subcommittee Investigates Airline Bag, Seat Fees

Begins probe into additional fees imposed by five major airlines. The Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations launched a probe this week into airlines’ use of fees for baggage,…

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Senate Report Shows Intelligence Failures Ahead of Jan 6. Events

The committee outlines the ways federal agencies did not respond to threats. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee released a new report last week that detailed…

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Senator Questions Energy Grant Award Process

Asks for information from the energy department pertaining to an award and cancellation that created stock market shifts. Senator John Barrasso, a ranking member of the Senate Committee…

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Senate Bill Seeks to Lower Prescription Costs

Greater transparency from pharmaceutical manufacturers is also required under the legislation.  A bipartisan bill was introduced in the Senate Tuesday that would “expand the availability of low-cost generic…

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Labor Secretary Nomination Advances Out Of Committee

Nominee Julie Su will receive full vote in the Senate. The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee narrowly voted to move President Joe Biden’s nominee for Labor…

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Senate Report Alleges COVID Lab Leak

Critical questions remain unanswered. Some members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee released a report laying out evidence to support the theory that COVID-19 originated…

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Postal Service to Increase Electric-Powered Vehicles

Plans for half of 50,000 new vehicles to be electric. The U.S. Postal Service announced this past week that half of their upcoming purchase of next-generation vehicles will…

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