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Thursday, January 21st, 2021

Houses advances bill to fund gun violence research

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a spending package that includes $25 million for gun violence research. The bill—sponsored by Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) -- now moves to the Senate for consideration. The Senate will vote on final passage in the coming days.... Read More »

Senate bill seeks to reduce international corruption

The U.S. Senate recently advanced a bipartisan bill designed to fight international corruption. The Combatting Global Corruption Act (S. 1309), introduced by Sens. Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Todd Young (R-IN), would encourage greater transparency in U.S. foreign and security assistance and publicize... Read More »

BAE Systems secures contract for Navy rockets

BAE Systems has secured a $2.68 billion Navy contract for indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity purchase of thousands of additional Advanced precision kill weapon system (APKWS) Laser-Guided Rockets. “Our armed forces customers are looking to apply just the right amount of force at the right... Read More »

Legislation authorizes Homeland Security program

The Senate recently passed legislation that authorizes $75 million annually for the Department of Homeland Security’s Nonprofit Security Grant Program for fiscal years 2020 through 2024. The program provides grants to nonprofits and faith-based organizations to protect against a potential... Read More »

Democratic-led legislation addresses Valley Fever

A group of Democratic lawmakers recently crafted legislation designed to combat Valley Fever through enhanced diagnosis, treatment, and vaccine development. Reps. Jimmy Panetta (D-CA), TJ Cox (D-CA), Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), Josh Harder (D-CA), Jim Costa (D-CA), Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ), Ann... Read More »

President Trump signs bill to create U.S. Space Force

President Donald Trump signed the $738 billion defense bill into law last week, which includes funding to create the sixth branch of the military – the U.S. Space Force. “Today [also] marks another landmark achievement as we officially inaugurate the newest branch of the military [United... Read More »

Alliance for Biosecurity adds five new members

Five U.S. companies joined a coalition of pharmaceutical companies that advocates for public policies and funding to support medical countermeasures to prevent and respond to a variety of threats. Opiant, Roche Diagnostics, SCYNEXIS, Tonix, and Venatorx are the five newest members of this... Read More »