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  • This Week In Tech Policy

    • Gardner, Baldwin, Wicker, Peters Introduce Industries of the Future Bill
    • U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Science, Oceans, Fisheries, and Weather, along with U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) introduced S. 3191, the Industries of the Future Act of 2020. The legislation would advance U.S. global leadership in artificial intelligence, advanced manufacturing, quantum information science, synthetic biology, and next generation wireless networks and infrastructure.
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    • Senate Passes Bipartisan DIGIT Act
    • The Senate passed the bipartisan Developing and Growing the Internet of Things (DIGIT) Act, which was reintroduced by U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Brian Schatz (D-HI), and Cory Booker (D-NJ). The bill would convene a working group of federal entities and experts from the private and academic sectors tasked with providing recommendations to Congress on how to facilitate the growth of connected Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. The group’s recommendations would focus on how to plan for, and encourage, the development and deployment of the IoT in the U.S. 
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    • Bennet, Intelligence Committee Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Develop 5G Alternatives to Huawei
    • Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, joined U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.), Vice Chairman of the committee, and a bipartisan group of leading national security senators, in introducing legislation to encourage and support U.S. innovation in the race for 5G, providing over $1 billion to invest in alternatives to Chinese equipment providers Huawei and ZTE. 
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    • Crow Surveys Role of Small Business in Ag-Tech and Impact of New Technologies on Small Farms
    • The House Small Business Subcommittee on Innovation and Workforce Development, chaired by Rep. Jason Crow (CO-06), held a hearing examining how small businesses are driving growth in the agricultural technology (ag-tech) industry and how these technological developments are benefiting America’s small farms.
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    • China trade deal has new provisions to safeguard US tech secrets
    • The trade agreement President Donald Trump signed with China on Wednesday includes provisions on intellectual property enforcement and protections against forced technology transfers.
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    • Senate passes USMCA, but much work remains
    • The Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly passed President Donald Trump's signature trade deal with Mexico and Canada. The deal also includes new provisions on digital trade, which tech groups say will reduce costs and complications for global companies.
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