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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.

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Public Law 111- 3 - Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009
  • Study the extent and quality of efforts to measure child health status and the quality of health care for children across the age span in relation to preventive care, treatments for acute conditions, and treatments aimed at ameliorating or correcting physical, mental, and developmental conditions (completed)
Public Law 111- 5 - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
  • Recommend national priorities for comparative effectiveness research in health care treatments and strategies (completed)
Public Law 111- 8 - Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009
  • Conduct an inventory of the energy development potential on all lands currently managed by the Department of Energy (completed)
  • Study the position of the United States in flexible electronics, its applications, and the steps that must be undertaken for a national initiative (completed)
  • Develop, test and select a budget model that accurately captures the fiscal linkages between the Department of Justice’s immigration-related costs and the activities of the Department of Homeland Security (completed)
  • Conduct a third party review of the federal nanotechnology research program (completed)
  • Examine and provide recommendations regarding front-of-package nutrition symbols (completed)
Public Law 111- 11 - Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009
  • Review the strategic plan for federal research and monitoring on ocean acidification developed by the Joint Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology of the National Science and Technology Council (completed)
Public Law 111- 83 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2010
  • Evaluate the Department of Homeland Security’s bio-safety and bio-security mitigation risk assessment of the National Bio- and Agro-defense Facility (NBAF) at the Manhattan, Kansas site (completed)
Public Law 111- 84 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010
  • Review and assess the substance use disorders programs for members of the Armed Forces (completed)
  • Study the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (completed)
  • Review the results of the study, conducted by the Secretary of Veterans’ Affairs, on the costs and benefits associated with the use of service dogs for the treatment or rehabilitation of veterans with physical or mental injuries or disabilities
  • Review the metrics developed and implemented by the Department of Defense to measure the impact and effectiveness of activities of the Cooperative Threat Reduction Program and, if necessary, identify possible additional or alternative metrics (completed)
  • Conduct a review of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the Sandia National Laboratories (completed)
Public Law 111- 85 - Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010
  • Conduct an analysis of energy use within the light-duty vehicle transportation sector and an integrated study of the technology and fuel options that could reduce petroleum consumption and greenhouse gas emissions (completed)
  • Conduct a study to address the national security and extended deterrence value of the B61 bomb for both strategic and tactical purposes in light of nuclear terrorism risks and military threats
Public Law 111- 88 - Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act
  • Examine the use and storage of methyl isocyanate, including the feasibility of implementing alternatives and their costs, at the Bayer CropScience facility in Institute, West Virginia (completed)
  • Conduct a study in support of sustainable water and environmental management of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta in California (completed)
Public Law 111-117 - Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010
  • Study the long-term economic effects of the aging population in the United States (completed)
  • Conduct an assessment of the entire end-to-end National Weather Service modernization enterprise (completed)
  • Conduct a study of the feasibility of commercially-provided Earth science data
  • Study the mental and behavioral healthcare needs of the American people and recommend policies for achieving a mental health workforce to address those needs (completed)
  • Study the funding of transportation improvements to accommodate installation growth associated with the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) 2005 program (completed)