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President Trump Signs $8.3B Emergency Coronavirus Spending Bill; Sen. Maria Cantwell, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Quoted

President Trump signed a new $8.3 billion spending bill to combat the spread of coronavirus, the White House announced on Friday. The funds will be allocated to the prevention efforts and research to expedite the development of a vaccine for the virus. 

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Robin Kelly Introduces Transparency Bill for Acting Security Officials

Robin Kelly, a member of the Oversight National Security subcommittee, has unveiled a bill to drive accountability for acting senior national security officials. The National Security Transparency Act will require acting senior national security leaders to appear regularly before Congress to maintain oversight on their respective departments, the office of Robin Kelly said Thursday.

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Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Reform Government Surveillance; Sen. Ron Wyden Quoted

A bipartisan group of legislators has presented a reform bill that promotes civil rights and protection against excessive government surveillance. U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., led a team to propose changes in the PATRIOT Act and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act for further regulation, the senator's office said Thursday.

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Sen. John Howley Proposes Bill to Protect National Security, Sensitive Personal Data

Sen. John Hawley, R-Mo., has proposed legislation that seeks to protect U.S. citizens' personal data from hostile foreign nations that may pose security risks. The National Security and Personal Data Protection Act would prohibit the transmission of user data or encryption keys to foreign countries such as China and storage of information there, Hawley's office said Monday.

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Rep. Ro Khanna Presents Bill to Require Federal Employee Cybersecurity Training

Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., has introduced a bill that aims to codify cybersecurity training as a requirement for federal employees. The Internet of Things Cybersecurity Training for Federal Employees Act would have the Office of Management and Budget mandate federal personnel to understand cybersecurity and IoT device risks, Khanna's office said Monday.

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