Public Policy Log - 115th Congress, 2nd Session (2018)

The following is the chronological log of public policy communications made by or on behalf of IEEE-USA (and other organizational units with IEEE) during the 115th Congress, 2nd Session (2018), including testimonies, statements submitted for the record of congressional hearings, formal comments provided in response to public or regulatory notices, letters to Federal policy makers forwarding recommendations on public policy issues, and Legislative Alerts and similar notices of related government relations activities.

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7 June 2018 Letter to U.S. Representative Thomas Massie endorsing the Restoring America’s Leadership in Innovation (RALIA) Act's patent reform proposals.
24 May 2018 Coalition letter to Senate appropriations leaders supporting an FY 2019 funding increase for the NIH National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILR), which supports R&D in computing, robotics, the built environment and cyber-physical systems to assist the disabled.
17 April 2018 Coalition Statement (STEM Coalition) endorsing the Innovations in Mentoring, Training, and Apprenticeships Act (H.R. 5509).
9 April 2018 Letter to Rep. Massie endorsing patent reform provisions in the Restoring America’s Leadership in Innovation Act (“RALIA”).
19 March 2018 Letter to Rep. Eshoo supporting Senate passage of the Broadband Conduit Deployment Act of 2018 as part of the FCC reauthorization bill (H.R. 4986).
27 February 2018 Letter to House Oversight and Government Reform Committee providing input to questions raised at a committee hearing on Artificial Intelligence.
22 February 2018 Coalition Letter (CNSR) to House and Senate Appropriations leaders urging robust funding for DoD science and technology (S&T) programs as authorized under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.
13 February 2018 Statement to U.S. House of Representatives Urging Passage of Three Bills Addressing National Energy Infrastructure Needs (HR 4376, HR 4377, HR 4378).
9 February 2018 Letter to Senate Leaders Urging Inclusion of the Provisions of the Protect and Grow America Act (H.R. 170) in Anticipated Senate Immigration Legislation.
6 February 2018 Coalition (TFAI) letter to House and Senate leadership urging Congress to raise the budget sequestration caps and increase the 302(b) budget allocations for both defense and non-defense R&D.

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