January 2021 Government & Community Relations Update

Blumenauer introduces bill to study the impact of autonomous vehicles

January 31, 2021
On January 21, 2021 Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) reintroduced a bill to study community-wide influences of autonomous vehicles.
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New COVID-19 relief bill includes an estimated $24 million in emergency funding for UO

January 6, 2021
The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (H.R. 133), approved by Congress and signed into law in late December, 2020, is a massive legislative package containing several substantial bills, including an omnibus package of FY2021 funding bills and an emergency spending bill to address the impacts of COVID-19.
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UO AD Mullens named to congressional commission

January 6, 2021
First published in GoDucks.com on January 5, 2021.
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Omnibus includes funding for ShakeAlert and IES/NCSER

January 4, 2021
On December 21, 2020, an omnibus spending bill containing all twelve appropriations bills for the 2021 fiscal year passed both chambers of Congress. It was signed into law the following week.
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