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SciPol Spotlight

coronavirus funding, data privacy, tobacco regulations

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Provides an overview of the actions the federal government has taken to address the health emergency caused by COVID-19. 

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Mar 25 2020
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Requires the executive branch to develop a strategy for securing 5G technologies in the US, assisting US allies in maximizing 5G technology security, and protecting industry competitiveness and consumer privacy.

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Mar 23 2020
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Suggests actions governments and companies can take to facilitate information sharing and fully leverage the power of the internet during emerging pandemics.

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Mar 19 2020
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Provides that EPA should whenever possible rely on studies for which all underlying data and models are publicly available to promulgate "significant regulatory decisions," and assigns lower weight to the evidence, findings and conclusions of any studies that are based on confidential information that cannot be publicly disclosed. 

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May 18 2020
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Mar 18 2020
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Provides emergency funds to support the increased availability of nutrition programs, medical testing, paid leave, and tax breaks relating to the public health emergency designation of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Mar 18 2020
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House of Representatives

Prohibits certain government funds from being used to subsidize telecommunications equipment that poses a national security risk and offers federal funding to reimburse the removal or replacement of such telecommunications equipment.

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Mar 12 2020
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House of Representatives

Imposes licensing requirements to exports of certain geospatial imagery software enabled by machine learning from the US to any destination other than Canada.

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Mar 6 2020
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Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)

Provides $8.3 billion in additional, emergency government spending to accelerate response measures to the coronavirus disease.

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Mar 6 2020
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House of Representatives

Raises the legal age at which entities can sell and market most tobacco products from 18 to 21, imposes new restrictions on the advertising and marketing of tobacco products, and directs further study about the use of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation.

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Feb 28 2020
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House of Representatives

Recommends ethics guidelines for the use of artificial intelligence in the US Department of Defense by providing five ethics principles and twelve recommendations on how the DOD can best incorporate those principles.

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Feb 24 2020
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Department of Defense (DOD)

Requires airlines carrying passengers from China to collect and provide passenger information to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Mar 6 2020
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Feb 24 2020
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Extends privacy protection over certain online behavioral data and transfers enforcement of federal privacy laws from the Federal Trade Commission to a novel federal agency established by the bill: the Data Privacy Agency.

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Feb 13 2020
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Senate

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Provides an overview of the actions the federal government has taken to address the health emergency caused by COVID-19. 

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Mar 25 2020
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Suggests actions governments and companies can take to facilitate information sharing and fully leverage the power of the internet during emerging pandemics.

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Mar 19 2020
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Duke Initiative for Science & Society

Provides emergency funds to support the increased availability of nutrition programs, medical testing, paid leave, and tax breaks relating to the public health emergency designation of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Mar 18 2020
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House of Representatives

Prohibits certain government funds from being used to subsidize telecommunications equipment that poses a national security risk and offers federal funding to reimburse the removal or replacement of such telecommunications equipment.

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Mar 12 2020
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House of Representatives

Provides $8.3 billion in additional, emergency government spending to accelerate response measures to the coronavirus disease.

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Mar 6 2020
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House of Representatives

Requires airlines carrying passengers from China to collect and provide passenger information to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Mar 6 2020
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Feb 24 2020
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Examines the global health and policy responses to the ongoing Wuhan coronavirus outbreak. 

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Feb 4 2020
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Establishes guidelines for federal agencies’ regulatory and non-regulatory action over certain artificial intelligence applications used by non-federal entities.

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Mar 13 2020
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Jan 7 2020
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Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)

Transfers the ability to exempt detained undocumented immigrants from DNA-sample collection based on resource and operational limitations from the Department of Homeland Security to the Department of Justice.

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Nov 19 2019
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Jan 2 2020
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Department of Justice (DOJ)

Adds fines and enforcement mechanisms against unauthenticated robocalls, requires voice service providers to authenticate calls originating from phone lines or from the internet, and increases protections for voice service subscribers from receiving unwanted calls or text messages from unauthenticated numbers.

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Feb 24 2020
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Dec 30 2019
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Senate

Defines the word “entity” as used in cybersecurity and infrastructure security law, requires the provision of grants to those entities for cybersecurity and infrastructure security activities, and requires federal coordination with those entities on cybersecurity measures.

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Nov 21 2019
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Senate

Requires law enforcement agents to obtain a court order in order to use facial recognition technology in public spaces to surveil individuals for more than three days.

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Nov 14 2019
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Senate

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