Risch, King Bill Protecting Energy Grid from Cyberattacks Becomes Law

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WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sens. Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Angus King (I-Maine), both members of the Senate Intelligence Committee and the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, celebrated the enactment of their bipartisan Securing Energy Infrastructure Act into law. The legislation passed as part of the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and will  develop defenses for the U.S. energy grid through partnerships between the National Laboratories and industry. The partnerships will utilize engineering concepts to remove vulnerabilities that could allow hackers to access the grid and the nation’s critical infrastructure.

Forest Service’s Draft Revised Land Management Plan Enhances Long-Term Forest Health, Creates Regional Jobs

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KAMIAH, Idaho (December 20, 2019) –  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service today released a revised draft land management plan for the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests that has the potential to add nearly 4,000 new jobs to the region and as much as $160 million in additional labor income. 

Crapo, Colleagues Introduce ‘Lower Costs, More Cures Act’ To Tackle Prescription Drug Prices

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Washington, D.C. -- A recent study suggested that in 2017, 37 percent of Idaho residents stopped taking medication as prescribed due to cost.  Senate health care leaders Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Mike Enzi (R-Wyoming), Richard Burr (R-North Carolina), Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina) and John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) today introduced the Lower Costs, More Cures Act to lower prescription drug prices, bring greater transparency to the prescription drug industry and encourage American ingenuity in the development of new treatments and cures. 

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