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  • Robotics/AI

To prohibit the CIA from using an unmanned aerial vehicle to carry out a weapons strike or other deliberately lethal action and to transfer the authority to conduct such strikes or lethal action to the Department of Defense (HR 487, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Robotics/AI

Original Development Brief – Prohibits the Central Intelligence Agency from using unmanned aerial vehicles to carry out weapons strikes or other deliberately lethal action and transfers the authority to conduct such strikes or lethal actions to the Department of Defense.

Updated last October 24, 2017
for the 01/12/2017 version of HR 487

Patients First Act of 2017 (HR 2918, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Genetics/Genomics
  • Neuroscience

Original Development Brief – Promotes and facilitates stem cell research showing evidence of substantial clinical benefit to patients, while placing restrictions on the creation, injury, and destruction of embryos for such research.

Updated last October 19, 2017
for the 06/15/2017 version of HR 2918.

Innovation Corps Act of 2017 (HR 1576, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Robotics/AI

Original Development Brief – Establishes a grant program for workers displaced by automation and creates an Innovation Corps that allows recent college graduates to volunteer in a job-training program for workers displaced by automation.

Updated last October 17, 2017
for the 03/16/2017 version of HR 1576.

Acupuncture for Our Heroes Act (HR 2838, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Elected Body
  • Neuroscience

Original Development Brief  – Mandates the development of an acupuncture program to provide access to acupuncturist services through the Department of Veteran Affairs.

Updated last October 10, 2017
for the 06/08/2017 version of HR 2838.

Genetically Engineered Salmon Labeling Act (S 1528, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Elected Body
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Requires additional labeling of genetically engineered salmon in the marketplace and calls for independent review of FDA environmental assessments leading to the approval of fish genetically engineered for human consumption.

Updated last September 21, 2017
for the 07/11/2017 version of S 1528.

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