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    • Gardner, Cortez Masto, Burr, Sinema, & Rep. DeSaulnier Introduce Moving FIRST Act to Promote Innovation in America’s Transportation Systems 
    • U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) today introduced the Moving and Fostering Innovation to Revolutionize Smarter Transportation (Moving FIRST) Act. The Moving FIRST Act creates a competitive grant program for large and medium-sized cities as well as rural communities to seek federal grants for the creation of efficient, creative and innovative transportation projects. A companion bill is being introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (D-Calif.).
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    • Gardner & Warner IoT Legislation Advances in the Senate 
    • The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee recently advanced bipartisan legislation written by U.S. Sens. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Mark R. Warner (D-VA), co-founders of the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus, to improve the cybersecurity of Internet-connected devices. The Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2019 would require that devices purchased by the U.S. government meet certain minimum security requirements. The bill now awaits consideration in the full Senate.
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    • As Denver’s armada of e-scooters grows, operators roll out new models and other cities pump the brakes 
    • Scooter mania isn’t just persisting in Denver, it’s accelerating, new numbers released by the city show. While more of the electric vehicles and their e-bike cousins zip along the city’s streets, bike lanes and sidewalks, other Colorado communities are putting on the brakes. Both Aspen and Boulder have temporarily banned commercial dockless-vehicle businesses within their boundaries while they study how they work and consider regulations.
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    • Bipartisan senators want Big Tech to put a price on your data
      Senators Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced legislation on Monday to require Facebook, Google, Amazon and other major platforms to disclose the value of their users' data.
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    • 'Spectrum Now' Act Takes Aim at Mid-Band Spectrum
    • In a move designed to free up key mid-band capacity for future 5G services, a bipartisan bill introduced Tuesday in the US Senate could repurpose a 100-MHz-wide swath of federally held spectrum.
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