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Bill Announcement

December 18, 2020

On Friday, December 18, 2020, the President signed into law:

S. 910, the "National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2020," which reauthorizes the National Sea Grant College Program through fiscal year 2025; clarifies that the scope of the program includes financial assistance for research, training, and technology transfer; and modifies the Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program;

S. 945, the "Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act," which requires certain issuers of securities to establish that they are not owned or controlled by a foreign government, specifically if the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board is unable to audit specified reports because the issuer has retained a foreign public accounting firm that is not subject to inspection by the Board;

S. 1069, the "Digital Coast Act," which requires the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to maintain a program capable of efficiently integrating coastal data with decision-support tools, training, and best practices to improve local, State, and Federal capacities to manage the coastal region; and

S. 1982, the "Save Our Seas 2.0 Act," which establishes a nongovernmental Marine Debris Foundation and a prize competition for the "Genius Prize for Save Our Seas Innovation"; increases efforts to engage, cooperate, and coordinate with other governmental and nongovernmental entities to raise international awareness of plastic waste and combat marine debris; and creates infrastructure grant programs to be administered by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Donald J. Trump, Bill Announcement Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/347395

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