Yesterday, with just the Senate in session, there were 49
bills introduced. Three of those bills may received additional coverage in this

A bill to amend the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and
Teaching Policy Act of 1977 to reauthorize the Agriculture Advanced Research
and Development Authority, and for other purposes. Bennet,
Michael F. [Sen.-D-CO]

A bill to authorize the declaration of a hazardous train event, and for
other purposes. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [Sen.-D-PA]

S 870
A bill to amend the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 to
authorize appropriations for the United States Fire Administration and
firefighter assistance grant programs. Peters,
Gary C. [Sen.-D-MI]

I will be covering S 844.

I will be watching S 834 for language and definitions that would
specifically include agricultural cybersecurity research efforts within the
scope of the reauthorization. I am not, however, going to hold my breath.

Considering that the Senate Homeland Security and
Governmental Affairs Committee has already considered and recommended S 559, a reauthorization
for the US Fire Administration, it is odd that Peters (who is the Chair of that
committee) would introduced a new bill, S 870, on the same topic. So, I will be
watching this bill to see what is going on, but I am not sure that it will be
anything worth mentioning here.

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