28 Apr 2020

Republican Lawmakers Propose Bill to Support Government COVID-19 Research Effort

Earlier this week, nine House Republicans introduced legislation that would codify a range of federal research efforts combatting COVID-19, as well as strategically boosting the technology capabilities of the government to foresee future health threats. The bill, which was introduced by Rep. Frank Lucas as well as eight other co-sponsors,

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12 Jan 2020

House Passes Trio of 5G Security Bills

The House of Representatives passed a trio of bills earlier this week, aiming to secure 5G wireless networks and technologies. The bills are bipartisan and arrive amidst the increased risk of cyberattacks arising from conflict with Iran. The Secure 5G and Beyond Act was introduced in May of 2019 and

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20 Nov 2019

Congress Reaches Deal to Fight Robocalls

Committee-leading lawmakers in the House and Senate announced earlier this week that they are working on bipartisan comprehensive legislation to end robocalls. Robocalls are pre-recorded messages that target consumers and can be dangerous, scamming the recipient into handing over information. Congress members noted that roughly 26.3 billion calls were made

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01 Feb 2019

Warren, Smith introduce bill to bar US from using nuclear weapons first

The potential use of nuclear weapons by the United States in times of conflict may become an important issue during the campaign for the 2020 US presidential election. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who is one of the major candidates for the Democratic nomination for President and a member of the Senate Armed

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05 Sep 2018

House votes to create drone czar at DHS

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to install a “drone czar,” a senior official tasked with focusing solely on drones and their relationship to national and border security. The Federal Aviation Administration documented 1.9 million drones operating in the U.S. in 2016, a number expected to increase to 4.3

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