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December 30 – The president signed three bills into law Monday, December 30. The Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency Act of 2019 or the GREAT Act, requires government-wide data standards for information reported by grant recipients. The Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act of 2019 authorizes appropriations to the Department of Justice for each of Fiscal Years 2019-2024 in the amount of $151 million for the Debbie Smith DNA Backlog Grant Program; $12.5 million for DNA training and education programs; and $30 million for the Sexual Assault Forensic Exam Grant Program. The Pallone-Thune Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act, or the Pallone-Thune TRACED Act, allows the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to issue higher civil penalties on those who intentionally violate restrictions on the use of automated telephone equipment.
January 1 – President Trump rang in the new year with a few proclamations. On the 50th anniversary of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the president reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to improving the environmental review and permitting process while ensuring environmental protection. He also delivered messages in honor of National Biotechnology Month and National Stalking Awareness Month.
January 3 – President Trump announced six nominations on Friday. Richard M. Mills, Jr. of Texas has been nominated to be Deputy Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations. C. J. Mahoney of Kansas was selected to be Legal Adviser at the Department of State. Four judges were nominated as well: Andrew Lynn Brasher of Alabama, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit; Joshua M. Kindred of Alaska, to be United States District Judge for the District of Alaska; Matthew Thomas Schelp of Missouri, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri; and Stephen A. Vaden of Tennessee, to be a Judge of the United States Court of International Trade.
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