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US Senators Introduce Bill to Allot $80B to Bolster National Innovation; Sen. Chris Coons Quoted

Sen. Chris Coons

Sens. Chris Coons, D-Del., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., have introduced a bill that aims to promote research and development across industrial areas vital to the nation's economy. The Innovation Centers Acceleration Act seeks to address the lack of technology investments in the U.S. economy that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic and other factors over the years.

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Trump May Opt for Emergency Declaration to Fund Border Wall

President Donald Trump has said he may pursue a national emergency to fund the construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border should negotiations over spending fail, Federal Times reported Wednesday. “I think we might work a deal and if we don’t, I may go that route. I have the absolute right to do national emergency if I want,” he told reporters Wednesday at the White House.

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Senate OKs Anne Wall as Deputy Treasury Undersecretary for Legislative Affairs

Anne Wall, formerly deputy assistant to the president for legislative affairs and Senate liaison, has received Senate confirmation as the Treasury Department‘s deputy undersecretary for legislative affairs. The Treasury said Thursday Wall will be in charge of its work with Congress, including communicating program priorities to lawmakers and congressional concerns to department officials. …

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National Labs Showcase New Research Projects; Ernest Moniz Comments

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz led the activities at a National Lab Day attended by representatives from the 17 national laboratories across the U.S. and Sens. Dick Durbin and Jim Risch. Donald Johnston writes on the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory website that the event is intended to highlight research projects by the national labs in …

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