On Friday, September 30, 2022, the President signed into law:
H.R. 6833, the "Continuing Appropriations and Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2023," which provides fiscal year 2023 appropriations to Federal agencies through December 16, 2022, for continuing projects and activities of the Federal Government and includes supplemental appropriations to respond to the situation in Ukraine;
Thank you to Senators Schumer, McConnell, Leahy, and Shelby, Speaker Pelosi and Representative DeLauro, and many others for their leadership.
S. 3895, the "United States Commission on International Religious Freedom Reauthorization Act of 2022," which extends and authorizes annual appropriations for the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom through fiscal year 2024;
Thank you to Senators Rubio, Risch, Durbin, Lankford, and Coons, and Representatives Chris Smith and Eshoo, and many others for their leadership.
S. 3969, the "Protection and Advocacy for Voting Access Program Inclusion Act or the PAVA Program Inclusion Act," which amends the Help America Vote Act to explicitly authorize distribution of PAVA grant funding to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and the American Indian consortium; and
Thank you to Senators Lujan, Blunt, Klobuchar, Smith, and Heinrich, Representatives Gallego, O'Halleran, Sablan, Curtis, Leger Fernandez, and many others for their leadership.
S. 4900, the "SBIR and STTR Extension Act of 2022," which authorizes the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR), and six related pilot programs through Fiscal Year 2025; requires agencies with an SBIR or STTR program to establish a due diligence program to assess the potential risk posed by program applicants' foreign ties; requires certain departments and agencies to report on national security risks within their SBIR/STTR programs; and establishes increased minimum performance standards for firms that have won a certain number of awards during a specified period of time.
Thank you to Senators Cardin, Ernst, and Paul, Chair Velázquez, and many others for their leadership.
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