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October 27, 2017

ASTRA’s Executive Director, Dr. Robert Boege summarizes the 22 year legacy of ‘STEM on the Hill’ highlighting the impact of the annual Congressional Visits Day with its Exhibits and Reception honoring bi partisan champions of STEM and STEM Education. ASTRA’s Futurist, Dr. Ronnie Lowenstein spotlights the unique role of Global NetGeneration of Youth Cyberjournalist Teams (NGY) interviewing inspiring role models. At this year’s Congressional Reception and Exhibits, NGY Ambassadors represented five schools: T.C.

October 27, 2017

The Department of Justice announced Thursday that it has reached settlements with conservative groups over lawsuits relating to the IRS's scrutiny over the groups' applications for tax-exempt status.

October 08, 2017

Sens. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., Mark Warner, D-Va., Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., on Sept. 28 reintroduced the Startup Act, which would grant more visas to immigrants in the STEM field.

October 06, 2017

House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) on Thursday expressed support for a national standard for notifying individuals impacted by corporate data breaches, amid scrutiny over the Equifax breach.

October 05, 2017

A Senate panel approved bipartisan legislation on Wednesday to pave the way for driverless cars, representing the latest congressional step to address the emerging technology. After months of debate over whether to include trucks and buses in the measure, the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee agreed to advance a bill that would only remove certain obstacles for getting self-driving cars on the roads.

July 10, 2015

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor about provisions she included in education reform legislation to support science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

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