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Bicameral Bill Seeks to Boost Investments in Emerging Tech to Maintain US Science & Tech Leadership

Four lawmakers have proposed a bicameral bill to strengthen U.S. scientific and technological edge through increased investments in the development and commercialization of emerging technologies. The bipartisan Endless Frontier Act would change the name of the National Science Foundation to National Science and Technology Foundation and create a technology directorate within NSTF to advance research in 10 tech focus areas, including artificial intelligence and machine learning; high-performance computing; cybersecurity and data storage; and robotics, automation and advanced manufacturing.

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House OKs Potential $484B Emergency Relief Package

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The House on Thursday passed a potential $484B emergency relief package that would provide additional funds for small businesses and expand COVID-19 testing efforts amid the coronavirus pandemic, The Hill reported Thursday. The measure brings the country’s total coronavirus pandemic response dollars to approximately $2.8T and includes $310B in additional funds for the Paycheck Protection Program, $75B for hospitals and $25B for COVID-19 testing.

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DoD, VA to Get Emergency Funds Under $2T COVID-19 Response Package

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The Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed a $2T emergency funding package to mitigate the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Politico reported. The package would authorize $10.5B in emergency funds for the Department of Defense and another $19.6B for the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to a Military Times report

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