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At A Glance

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.

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Public Law 107- 63 - Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2002
  • Examine the level and allocation of water resources research funded by all Federal agencies and by significant non-Federal organizations (completed)
Public Law 107- 73 - Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2002
  • Expand the study [on the status of life and microgravity research as it relates to the International Space Station (ISS) from PL 106-391] to compare and evaluate the research programs of the ISS which can be accomplished with a crew of three and a crew of six; and, an assessment of the probable cost-benefit ratios of those programs, compared with earthbound research (completed)
Public Law 107- 84 - Muscular Dystrophy Community Assistance, Research and Education Amendments of 2001 (MD-CARE Act)
  • Study and make recommendations on the impact of, need for, and other issues associated with Centers of Excellence at the National Institutes of Health (completed)
Public Law 107- 87 - Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2002
  • Study the benefits and acceptability of technologies that may enhance seat belt usage in passenger vehicles, as well as any legislative or regulatory actions that may be necessary to enable installation of devices (completed)
Public Law 107-103 - Veterans Education and Benefits Expansion Act of 2001
  • Review all available scientific literature on the effects of exposure to an herbicide agent containing dioxin on the development of respiratory cancers in humans and whether it is possible to identify a period of time, after exposure to herbicides, when a presumption of service-connection for such exposure would not be warranted (continuing)
Public Law 107-107 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002
  • Determine how the changes to the Air Force science and technology program implemented during the past two years affect the future capabilities of the Air Force (completed)
  • Study the review and approval process for new medical countermeasures for biological warfare agents (completed)
Public Law 107-109 - Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act
  • Review federal regulations, federally prepared and supported reports, and federally supported evidence-based research involving children and recommend best practices (completed)
Public Law 107-116 - Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2002
  • Assess the nature of childhood obesity in the United States and develop an action plan to decrease its prevalence that focuses on prevention (completed)
  • Develop a cost-effective strategy for reducing and preventing underage drinking (completed)