Support the Next Generation of Science and Technology Professionals!

I invite you to become an original cosponsor of H.Res.852 marking the first Saturday of every January as “National FIRST Robotics Day” to celebrate and recognize the hardworking students, mentors, volunteers, sponsors, and parents that are apart of the For
the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics community.   

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Briefing Invite: Science, Technology, and Democracy: Building a Modern Congressional Technology Assessment Office

Sending Office: Honorable Mark Takano Sent By: Yuri.Beckelman@mail.house.gov Dear Colleague, You are invited to a lunch briefing to discuss “Science, Technology, and Democracy: Building a Modern Congressional Technology Assessment Office,” a new paper by Zach Graves and Daniel Schuman offering recommendations and a road map for resurrecting technology assessment capability in Congress. This briefing, sponsored […]

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Cosponsor the RARE Act, endorsed by 143 patient groups!

Please join Rep. Richard Hudson (NC-R-8) and I and become a cosponsor of the
Rare diseases Advancement, Research, and Education (RARE) Act (H.R. 4228) in the 116th Congress. This bipartisan bill will expand the ability of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC)
to study rare diseases by improving treatment, research, and diagnostics of rare diseases through new and existing programs. This legislation has been endorsed by 143 patient groups.

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Briefing Invite: Science, Technology, and Democracy: Building a Modern Congressional Technology Assessment Office

Sending Office: Honorable Mark Takano Sent By: Yuri.Beckelman@mail.house.gov Dear Colleague, You are invited to a lunch briefing to discuss “Science, Technology, and Democracy: Building a Modern Congressional Technology Assessment Office,” a new paper by Zach Graves and Daniel Schuman offering recommendations and a road map for resurrecting technology assessment capability in Congress. This briefing, sponsored […]

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Co-sponsor the Kids PRIVCY Act (H.R. 5703)

I invite you to join me in updating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) by cosponsoring H.R. 5703, the PRotecting the Information of our Vulnerable Children and Youth Act (Kids PRIVCY Act). The Act will require opt-in consent for all individuals
under 18, create a protected class of “Young Consumers” ages 13-17 and ban companies from providing targeted advertisements to children. These updates are necessary because technology, tracking and data gathering have outpaced privacy protections. Companies
are taking advantage of gaps in the law to collect enormous amounts of data on our children and profit off their personal information.

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