On Wednesday, December 23, 2020, the President signed into law:
H.R. 3465, the “Fallen Journalist Memorial Act, which authorizes the Fallen Journalist Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia to commemorate America’s commitment to a free press by honoring journalist who sacrificed their lives to that cause;
H.R. 4761, the “DHS Opioid Detection Resilience Act of 2019,” which requires U.S. Customs and Border Protection to implement a strategy to ensure that chemical screening devices at ports of entry are able to identify illicit narcotics at specified purity levels;
S. 199, the “Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Reservation Restoration Act,” which directs the Secretary of Agriculture to transfer to the Secretary of the Interior certain Federal land to be held in trust for the benefit of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe;
S. 1014, the “Route 66 Centennial Commission Act,” which creates a Route 66 Centennial Commission to study and make recommendations regarding activities the Federal government may carry out to commemorate Route 66 on its centennial anniversary in 2026;
S. 2258, the “Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act of 2019,” which prohibits employers from retaliating against certain employees who report criminal antitrust violations to a supervisor or the Federal Government;
S. 2904, the “Identifying Outputs of Generative Adversarial Networks Act or the IOGAN Act,” which requires the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Standards and Technology to support research on generative adversarial networks that are designed to produce deepfakes, which are videos, audio files, or photos that have manipulated or synthesized content; and
S. 2981, the “National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps Amendments Act of 2020,” which amends provisions related to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Commissioned Officer Corps; authorizes NOAA to enter into noncompetitive co-location agreements for real property with certain entities; and reforms NOAA’s procedures for addressing instances of alleged sexual misconduct.