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US HR 2670 - Michael Dennis Rogers
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024
12/14/2023 - Presented to President.
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024 This bill authorizes FY2024 appropriations and sets forth policies for Department of Defense (DOD) programs and activities, military construction, the national security programs of the Department of Energy (DOE), and the Maritime Administration. It also authorizes appropriations for the Defense Nuclear Safety Board and the Naval Petroleum Reserves. The bill authorizes appropriations but it does not provide budget authority, which is provided by appropriations legislation. For additional information on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) see * CRS In Focus IF10516, Defense Primer: Navigating the NDAA, * CRS In Focus IF10515, Defense Primer: The NDAA Process, and  * CRS Insight IN12210, FY2024 NDAA: Status of Legislative Activity. DIVISION A--DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AUTHORIZATIONS TITLE I--PROCUREMENT This title authorizes appropriations for acquiring or modifying various military items (such as aircraft, ships, tracked combat vehicles, missiles, and ammunition) and sets policy for certain procurement programs. Below are some examples of provisions in this title. Sec. 131 authorizes the Navy to enter into multiyear procurement contracts for up to 13 Virginia class submarines (nuclear-powered attack submarines), as well as advance procurement contracts (i.e., contracts to procure components needed for an item long before the item itself  is purchased) for equipment and subsystems associated with the Virginia class submarine program. Sec. 157 prohibits the use of funds made available to the Air Force for FY2024 from being used to reduce the number of certain KC-135 aerial refueling aircraft within the Air Force's reserve components. Sec. 158 prohibits the use of funds made available to the Air Force for FY2024 from being used to terminate a production line for HH-60W combat rescue helicopters. Sec. 181 authorizes DOD to enter into multiyear procurement contracts for rare earth elements (generally, a group of elements used in many products, such as rechargeable batteries and defense applications) that are processed in the United States by qualified domestic sources, and to enter into related advance procurement contacts. For additional information see * CRS Report RL32418, Navy Virginia (SSN-774) Class Attack Submarine Procurement: Background and Issues for Congress, * CRS In Focus IF11226, Defense Primer: Acquiring Specialty Metals and Sensitive Materials, * CRS In Focus IF10599, Defense Primer: Procurement, and  * CRS Report R46618, An Overview of Rare Earth Elements and Related Issues for Congress. TITLE II--RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST, AND EVALUATION This title authorizes appropriations for research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) and sets policy for certain RDT&E activities, such as additive manufacturing (also known as 3D printing), artificial intelligence, and quantum computing. Below are some examples of provisions in this title. Sec. 214 requires DOD to establish certain disclosure requirements for applicants and recipients of DOD research funding conducted by an institution of higher education (IHE). The disclosures must include the researchers' date and place of birth, country of citizenship, educational background, employment background, and affiliations with foreign governments.  Sec. 220 requires DOD to implement a process to assess whether an artificial intelligence (AI) technology used by DOD is functioning responsibly and report and address instances where the technology is not functioning responsibly, including by discontinuing its use if necessary. Sec. 222 establishes a pilot program to enable organizations within DOD to test and evaluate how quantum and quantum-hybrid applications may be used to solve technical challenges and provide needed capabilities. Specifically, DOD shall seek to carry out the pilot program in partnership with (1) a federally funded research and development center, and (2) one or more private-sector entities with e

US HR 4368 - Andrew Peter Harris
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2024
09/27/2023 - H.Amdt.306 On agreeing to the Good (VA) amendment (A003) Failed by recorded vote: 175 - 254 (Roll no. 408).
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2024 This bill provides FY2024 appropriations for the Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Food and Drug Administration, and related agencies. The bill provides appropriations to USDA for agricultural programs, including * the Office of the Secretary, * Executive Operations, * the Economic Research Service, * the National Agricultural Statistics Service, * the Agricultural Research Service, * the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, * the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, * the Agricultural Marketing Service, and * the Food Safety and Inspection Service. The bill also provides appropriations to USDA for farm production and conservation programs, including * the Farm Production and Conservation Business Center, * the Farm Service Agency, * the Risk Management Agency, and * the Natural Resources Conservation Service. The bill provides appropriations to the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation Fund and the Commodity Credit Corporation Fund. For USDA rural development programs, the bill includes appropriations for * Salaries and Expenses, * the Rural Housing Service, * the Rural Business-Cooperative Service, and * the Rural Utilities Service. The bill provides appropriations to the Food and Nutrition Service for * Child Nutrition Programs; * the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC); * the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); * the Commodity Assistance Program; and * Nutrition Programs Administration. The bill provides appropriations to the Foreign Agricultural Service for (1) Food for Peace Title II Grants, and (2) McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program Grants. The bill also provides appropriations for * the Food and Drug Administration, * the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and * the Farm Credit Administration. Additionally, the bill sets forth requirements and restrictions for using funds provided by this and other appropriations acts.

US S 1291 - Brian Emanuel Schatz
A bill to require that social media platforms verify the age of their users, prohibit the use of algorithmic recommendation systems on individuals under age 18, require parental or guardian consent for social media users under age 18, and prohibit users who are under age 13 from accessing social media platforms.
04/26/2023 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

US S 133 - Susan Margaret Collins
NAPA Reauthorization Act
06/15/2023 - Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
NAPA Reauthorization Act This bill extends through 2035 and makes other changes to the National Alzheimer's Project. This project supports coordination of federal planning, programs, and other efforts to address Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. In particular, the bill incorporates a focus on promoting healthy aging and reducing risk factors associated with cognitive decline. The bill also expands the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services to include additional members, such as (1) a researcher with experience recruiting and retaining diverse clinical trial participants, (2) an individual diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, and (3) representatives from additional federal agencies (e.g., the Department of Justice and the Office of Management and Budget).

US S 141 - Gerald Wesley Moran
Elizabeth Dole Home Care Act
02/16/2023 - Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.

US S 2099 - John Wright Hickenlooper Jr.
Supporting Community Lenders Act
07/25/2023 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 170.

US S 3294 - Robert Patrick Casey Jr.
A bill to amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act with respect to reimbursements under the child and adult care food program, and for other purposes.
11/14/2023 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.