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Wednesday, June 29th, 2022

Policy

Measure seeks to address gun sales loophole

U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider (D-IL) announced the reintroduction of the Default Proceed Sale Transparency Act, which seeks to close a loophole enabling some gun sales to be completed without Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) background check results. U.S. Reps. Mike Quigley (D-IL), Jimmy... Read More »

HSI details $4.7M narcotics trafficking indictment

The U.S. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) recently led an investigation that led to the indictment of 20 Mexican nationals among 39 defendants for narcotics trafficking. The individuals had roles in a $4.7 million conspiracy to distribute more than 335 kilograms of methamphetamine and 22... Read More »

Legislation introduced to close illegal alien loophole

U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) has joined a group of colleagues in introducing a measure that addresses an illegal alien policy loophole. Kennedy recently detailed the Keep Our Communities Safe Act, indicating the measure addresses a catch-and-release loophole, requiring the government to... Read More »

Senators reveal limited, bipartisan gun control agreement

A bipartisan group of senators revealed a limited agreement for gun safety legislation on June 12, in an effort to reform American gun laws in the wake of a series of mass shootings across the country,  While numerous Democrats supported the bill, 10 Republicans backed it as well, promising the... Read More »

Bill seeks to address dangerous drone use

U.S. Reps. Peter Meijer (R-MI), Mike Gallagher (R-WI), Dina Titus (D-NV), and Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) recently introduced legislation that seeks to create comprehensive federal restrictions to prohibit the most dangerous drone uses. The Drone Act would, among other provisions, prohibit attaching... Read More »

Conference Committee pressed to adopt Safeguarding American Innovation Act in light of massive NIH grant recipient failures to disclose foreign ties

After an Inspector General report found that more than two-thirds of National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant recipients failed to disclose foreign ties, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) urged legislative action this week to punish those who fail to reveal foreign financing. “The HHS OIG (Health... Read More »