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Monday, November 29th, 2021

U.S. Policy

Officials applaud $4.2M in law enforcement grants

U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) recently joined first responders in recognizing a pair of achievements they said would aid police and fire personnel. The group celebrated the signing into law of Pascrell’s Protecting America’s First Responders Act of 2021 (PAFRA), a measure that improves... Read More »

Rep. Carter introduces bill to protect U.S. southern border

On Monday, U.S. Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) introduced a bill to secure the U.S. southern border. The Build Better Borders Act of 2021 would increase civil monetary penalties for illegally crossing the border to $450,000. It stipulates that funds collected from those fines be... Read More »

Huntington Ingalls Industries details Navy pact

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced that the company's Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a $113.6 million Navy contract modification for the Amphibious Assault Ship LHA 9. The contract would enable long-lead-time material and advance procurement activities, bringing the total... Read More »

Sen. Peters touts cybersecurity strengthening measures

Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) is espousing the benefits of varied cybersecurity provisions he spearheaded that will be included in the recently passed infrastructure bill. Officials indicated the Peters' efforts would provide $1 billion to state, local, tribal and territorial governments as a means of... Read More »

Sen. Young addresses China’s alleged bill opposition

U.S. Sen. Todd Young (R-IN) recently responded to a report alleging the Chinese Communist Party is expressing opposition to his bill he said seeks to invest in technologies aiding in outcompeting China. Young's rebuttal stemmed from a Reuters report alleging that the Chinese Embassy is... Read More »

Biden plans to tap Califf as next FDA commissioner

President Joe Biden on Nov. 12 announced he will nominate cardiologist Dr. Robert Califf to be the next commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a key role as the government continues to combat the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Current Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock’s... Read More »