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Short Summaries of National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Studies Within Public Laws by Congressional Session

The following is a list of congressionally requested National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine studies summarized from the legislative language. For the actual language, click on the title of the Public Law.

Select Congress/Session: 115-1 | 114-2 | 114-1 | 113-2 | 113-1 | 112-2 | 112-1 | 111-2 | 111-1 | 110-2 | 110-1 | 109-2 | 109-1 | 108-2 | 108-1 | 107-2 | 107-1 | 106-2 | 106-1 | 105-2 | 105-1
Public Law 108-199 - Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2004
  • Conduct a study regarding foreign content in U.S. exports and U.S. content in foreign imports (completed)
  • Conduct a multi-year, comprehensive in-water study of shrimp fishing and its impact on sea turtle mortality (See also P.L. 109-479) (report completed in partial response to mandate)
  • Recommend an optimal structure for the cord blood program and address pertinent issues to maximize the potential of this technology (completed)
  • Establish clinically appropriate standards for medical necessity and qualification criteria for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs)
  • Conduct a study on mammography standards (completed)
  • Study the state of emergency care in the United States (completed)
  • Evaluate the impact of board certification on teacher quality and student academic achievement (completed)
  • Conduct a study of teacher preparation programs in the United States (completed)
  • Develop and perform a national tire fuel efficiency study and literature review (completed)
  • Study the health risks to children from residential lead contamination
  • Study the health, safety, and environmental risks of coal combustion waste used for reclamation in active and abandoned mines (completed)
Public Law 108-334 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2005
  • Study the role of Coast Guard icebreakers in supporting United States operations in the Antarctic and the Arctic (completed)
Public Law 108-375 - Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005
  • Study the plans of the Department of Energy to manage radioactive waste streams from reprocessed spent nuclear fuel (completed)
     
Public Law 108-447 - Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005
  • Review the adequacy and effectiveness of Title VI international education and foreign language studies and section 102(b)(6) Fulbright-Hays programs in addressing their statutory missions and in building the nation’s international and foreign language expertise (completed)
  • Review coal reserves, assess the categories of coal research, and review how technologies are being transferred to coal mine operators and other users (completed)
  • Study and make recommendations regarding appropriate nutritional standards for the availability, sale, content, and consumption of food at school, with particular attention given to foods offered in competition with federally-reimbursed meals and snacks (completed)
  • Conduct a study on the training of physicians for public health careers (completed)
  • Conduct a study on changing labor force requirements
  • Study the environmental, including landscape/viewshed, impacts of wind energy projects in the Mid-Atlantic Highlands (completed)
  • Review the science to be undertaken under the space exploration initiative and develop a strategy by which all of NASA’s science disciplines, as well as the science conducted aboard the International Space Station, can make adequate progress towards their established goals (completed)