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Republicans could pay price for Green New Deal attacks   
May 04, 2019
Source: Politico - Ralph Northam decided not to veto language in a budget measure blocking participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. THE PRICE OF THE POLITICAL PUNCHING BAG: Republicans' decision to cast the Green New Deal as an...
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Virginia entry to regional GHG initiative blocked as governor declines to veto budget language   
May 04, 2019
Source: Utility Dive - UPDATE: May 3, 2019: Governor Ralph Northam, D, said May 2 he won't veto language in the Virginia budget that prevents the state from joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Northam's advisers thought he didn't possess...
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Obama Signs Law Banning Imported Goods Produced by Forced Labor   
May 03, 2019
Source: NBC News - bricks coming from Vietnam and more according to the Bureau of International Labor Affairs, which puts together an annual list of goods produced by forced labor. Kind says he is trying to get the same type of legislation included...
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The U.S. National Quantum Initiative: From Act to action   
May 03, 2019
Source: Science - 4 Joint Quantum Institute and Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, USA. 5 The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy,...
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White House seeks input on AI technical standards   
May 03, 2019
Source: FedScoop - The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Institute of Standards and Technology published a request for information (RFI) to the Federal Register on the matter Wednesday. The solicitation seeks...
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FDA statement revokes claims that soy protein reduces heart disease risk   
May 03, 2019
Source: News Medical - Yesterday (30th October 2017), Susan Mayne,Ph.D. and director of the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, issued a statement on behalf of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stating that the...
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Research sparks new insights on laser welding   
May 03, 2019
Source: Science Daily - For the past three years, scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have been collecting data on the most fundamental aspects of laser welding. The scope of their study is narrow, but the...
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Northam retains GOP language in budget to keep Va. out of carbon-reduction plan   
May 03, 2019
Source: The Washington Post - The environmentalists had urged Northam to use a line-item veto to remove the budget provision, inserted by Republicans to keep Virginia out of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Advocates say the program could reduce the...
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Officials Butt Heads at Senate Hearing on IoT Cybersecurity   
May 03, 2019
Source: MeriTalk - Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) IT Lab Charles Romine spoke about the cybersecurity framework NIST developed through private-public collaboration, adding that the guidelines have had...
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CCAN Statement: Governor Northam Fails to Veto Partisan Attack on Climate Action   
May 03, 2019
Source: Blue Virginia - RICHMOND, VA — Today, Governor Northam announced that he will not veto language in the Virginia budget that will block Virginia from linking with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). His failure to act allows this...
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