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USHB4374Intro
25%
Reauthorizes through FY2029 and makes other changes to various programs of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) that support broadband internet expansion in rural areas. Specifically, the bill reauthorizes and modifies a program that provides grants,...
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2022-07-29
House Committee on Energy and Commerce Granted an extension for further consideration ending not later than Sept. 12, 2022.
USHB8449Intro
25%
To establish and maintain a coordinated program within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that improves wildfire, fire weather, fire risk, and smoke related forecasting, detection, modeling, observations, and service delivery, and to...
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2022-07-29
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H7489)
USHB4551Engross
50%
Requires the Federal Trade Commission to report on cross-border complaints received that involve ransomware or other cyber-related attacks committed by certain foreign individuals, companies, and governments. The report must focus specifically on att...
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2022-07-28
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB4990Engross
50%
Provides statutory authority for the Institute for Telecommunication Sciences, which serves as the telecommunications research and engineering arm of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. In addition, the institute must esta...
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2022-07-28
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB7361Engross
50%
Directs the National Weather Service (NWS) to improve the instant messaging service used by NWS personnel by implementing a commercial, off-the-shelf communications solution hosted on the public cloud to serve as a replacement for the communications ...
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2022-07-28
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB7624Engross
50%
Specifies a process for auctioning a portion of the electromagnetic spectrum between 3100 megahertz (MHz) and 3540 MHz for nonfederal use, shared federal and nonfederal use, or a combination of those uses. Most wireless technologies (e.g., mobile com...
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2022-07-28
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB3952Engross
50%
Revises requirements concerning the qualifications and responsibilities of the Chief Scientist in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Specifically, the bill establishes new minimum qualification requirements for the position o...
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2022-07-28
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB3663Intro
25%
A bill to protect the safety of children on the internet.
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2022-07-27
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USHB6845Engross
50%
Modifies provisions relating to the licensing of commercial remote sensing systems. The bill decreases from 120 to 60 days the amount of time in which the Department of Commerce shall review and make a determination on the application for a license b...
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2022-07-27
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB4634Intro
25%
A bill to require the Secretary of Energy to administer polygraph examinations to certain foreign nationals with access to nonpublic areas or information of the National Laboratories.
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2022-07-27
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USHR1271Intro
25%
This resolution requests that the President provide, within 14 days, certain information and documents concerning specified broadband connectivity programs and related activities carried out by the National Telecommunications and Information Administ...
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2022-07-26
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHR1264Intro
25%
Of inquiry requesting the President to transmit to the House of Representatives certain documents relating to misinformation and the preservation of free speech.
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2022-07-26
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USSR721Intro
25%
A resolution celebrating the 50th anniversary of the inaugural launch of the Landsat series of Earth Observation satellites, a joint mission of the United States Geological Survey and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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2022-07-26
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3688; text: CR S3698)
USSB4590Intro
25%
Generally prohibits broadband internet service providers from capping the amount of data that customers may download or upload without being subject to additional costs or reduced internet speeds. Broadband internet service providers may, however, im...
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2022-07-21
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB4258Intro
25%
Establishes the Improving Digital Identity Task Force to establish a government-wide effort to develop secure methods for governmental agencies to validate identity attributes to protect the privacy and security of individuals and support reliable, i...
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2022-07-20
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 22 - 15.
USHB3681Intro
25%
Directs the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to establish a program to study the short-term and long-term mechanisms that cause sinkholes, including extreme storm events, prolonged droughts causing shifts in water management practices, aquifer ...
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2022-07-19
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USSB4558Intro
25%
A bill to amend title 51, United States Code, to direct the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to establish an initiative to conduct research, development, and demonstration on technologies capable of reducing greenhou...
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2022-07-19
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB8407Intro
25%
Directs the Federal Trade Commission to establish a task force to study and report to Congress and relevant federal agencies on the impact of automated accounts on social media, public discourse, and elections.
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2022-07-18
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB8400Intro
25%
To amend title IV of the Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2017 to research the impact of obstructions on radar detection and prediction capabilities, and for other purposes.
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2022-07-15
To House Science, Space, And Technology Committee
USHB4275Intro
25%
Requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to report on enrollment in the Lifeline program. The Lifeline program is designed to reduce the cost of communications services for low-income consumers, and it allows those consumers to qualify fo...
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2022-07-13
Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 48 - 0.
USHB7535Engross
50%
Addresses the migration of executive agencies information technology systems to post-quantum cryptography. Post-quantum cryptography is encryption strong enough to resist attacks from quantum computers developed in the future. Not later than one year...
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2022-07-13
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSB4528Intro
25%
A bill to establish a Government-wide approach to improving digital identity, and for other purposes.
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2022-07-13
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHB8334Intro
25%
To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to prohibit the use of automated telephone equipment to send unsolicited text messages, and for other purposes.
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2022-07-12
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB8306Intro
25%
To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to permit State attorneys general to recover forfeiture penalties determined by the Federal Communications Commission for certain violations of section 227(b) of such Act, and for other purposes.
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2022-07-07
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB8288Intro
25%
To facilitate access to electromagnetic spectrum for commercial space launches and commercial space reentries.
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2022-07-05
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB8249Intro
25%
Prohibits elementary schools, secondary schools, or public libraries that receive discount rates for telecommunications services under the universal service support program from blocking internet access to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or quee...
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2022-06-28
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USSB4492Intro
25%
A bill to provide for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to study and report on a Federal research agenda to advance the understanding of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, and for other purposes.
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2022-06-23
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB7777Engross
50%
Establishes within the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency an initiative to provide the cybersecurity workforce with no-cost training related to securing industrial control systems. These are information systems used to control industria...
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2022-06-22
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHB8178Intro
25%
Establishes a program and sets out other requirements for federal agencies concerning the efficiency and resiliency of communications infrastructure. Specifically, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) must competitive...
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2022-06-22
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USSB3511Intro
25%
Addresses cybersecurity matters related to commercial satellite systems. Specifically, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) must maintain a publicly available clearinghouse of resources concerning the cybersecurity of commercia...
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2022-06-21
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 428.
USHB8097Intro
25%
To amend title 51, United States Code, to direct the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to establish an initiative to conduct research, development, and demonstration on technologies capable of reducing both greenhouse...
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2022-06-16
To House Science, Space, And Technology Committee
USHB5400Intro
25%
Extends through December 31, 2024, the waiver of certain budgetary restrictions on the Universal Service Fund to continue allowing the fund to incur obligations or make expenditures in advance of appropriations. The fund, which is financed by mandato...
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2022-06-15
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 29 - 0 .
USHB5486Intro
25%
Requires the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to implement a standardized framework that facilitates the sharing of electromagnetic spectrum between nonfederal users and federal entities. This framework must enable the secur...
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2022-06-15
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .
USSR680Intro
25%
This resolution designates June 2022 as National Cybersecurity Education Month.
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2022-06-15
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2961; text: CR S2974-2975)
USHB8065Intro
25%
To authorize the development of a national strategy for the research and development of distributed ledger technologies and their applications, to authorize awards to support research on distributed ledger technologies and their applications, and to ...
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2022-06-14
To House Science, Space, And Technology Committee
USHB8027Intro
25%
To establish within the Executive Office of the President a Technology Competitiveness Council.
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2022-06-13
To House Science, Space, And Technology Committee
USSB4368Intro
25%
A bill to establish the Office of Global Competition Analysis, and for other purposes.
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2022-06-09
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB4330Intro
25%
Prohibits the federal government from compelling journalists and providers of telecommunications services (e.g., phone and internet companies) to disclose certain protected information, except in limited circumstances such as to prevent terrorism or ...
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2022-06-07
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 268.
USHR1154Intro
25%
This resolution supports the designation of National Cybersecurity Education Month.
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2022-06-07
To House Education and Labor Committee
USSB4000Intro
25%
Requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to enter into information-sharing agreements with the Senate and the House of Representatives to facilitate the exchange of information about cybersecurity threats. DHS must consult with the Executiv...
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2022-05-25
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USSB4109Intro
25%
Provides for a national strategy and research and development regarding technologies related to distributed ledgers (e.g., blockchain or Bitcoin). A distributed ledger is a ledger that is shared across and synchronized between a set of distributed no...
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2022-05-25
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USSB4237Intro
25%
A bill to establish and maintain a coordinated program within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that improves wildfire, fire weather, fire risk, and smoke related forecasting, detection, modeling, observations, and service delivery,...
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2022-05-25
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USSB2559Intro
25%
Requires the Department of Homeland Security to coordinate with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to temporarily establish the National Deepfake Provenance Task Force. Comprised of federal and nonfederal stakeholders, the task f...
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2022-05-24
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 382.
USHB7858Intro
25%
To establish a new Federal body to provide reasonable oversight and regulation of digital platforms.
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2022-05-19
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB6868Engross
50%
Allows the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to award grants or other financial assistance for cybersecurity and infrastructure security education and training programs at the elementary and secondary education levels. Entities ...
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2022-05-18
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSB735Intro
25%
Directs the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct multiple pilot programs within the NSF to expand the number of institutions of higher education (including community colleges), and other eligible entities that the NSF determines appropriate, ...
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2022-05-17
By Senator Cantwell from Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation filed written report. Report No. 117-108.
USHB5658Engross
50%
Requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to report on its roles and responsibilities, as well as those of its components, for responding to cyber incidents. DHS must coordinate with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency on th...
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2022-05-17
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHB6824Engross
50%
Authorizes an annual competition to award prizes, including cash prizes, to U.S. government cybersecurity employees and teams. In designing the competition, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) may consult, subject to some rest...
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2022-05-17
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSR639Intro
25%
This resolution congratulates Ames Laboratory for 75 years of outstanding service to the Department of Energy, the United States, and the world in fulfilling its mission as a National Laboratory dedicated to discovery and innovation in the chemical a...
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2022-05-17
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S2535; text: CR S2549)
USHB7799Intro
25%
Allows government officials to demand that persons and interactive computer service providers (e.g., social media companies) remove certain forms of their personal information from the internet. Specifically, a federal, state, territorial, tribal, or...
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2022-05-17
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
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