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The latest developments around the fields of

  • Energy
  • Genetics/Genomics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Neuroscience
  • Robotics/AI

First Look: Uniting and Securing America (USA) Act of 2018 (HR 4796, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Robotics/AI

Provides relief from removal and adjustment of status of certain individuals who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States before reaching the age of 18, improves border security, and fosters United States engagement in Central America.

Updated last April 20, 2018
for the 01/16/2018 version of HR 4796.

Childhood Cancer STAR Act of 2018 (S 292, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Amends a series of sections throughout the Public Health Service Act to improve the treatment and understanding of pediatric cancers and late effects for survivors and their families.

Updated last April 4, 2018
for the 03/26/2018 version of S 292.

Bureau of Land Management's Rescission of 2015 Hydraulic Fracturing Rule

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Energy

Original Development Brief – Rescinds Obama administration rule that required hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") operators on Federal and Indian Lands to adhere to certain monitoring and reporting requirements.

Updated last March 9, 2018
for the 12/29/2017 final rule.

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