From the Document, "Science and technology (S&T) play an important role in our society. Advances in science and technology can help drive economic growth and meet national priorities in public health, environmental protection, agricultural productivity, defense, and many other areas.' [...] This report serves as a brief introduction to many of the science and technology policy issues that may come before the 116th Congress. Each issue section provides background information and outlines selected policy issues that may be considered. Each issue includes a heading entitled 'For Further Information' that provides the author's name and the titles of relevant CRS [Congressional Research Service] reports containing more detailed policy analysis and information. Cited reports are current as of their individual publication dates, but may not reflect developments that have occurred since their publication."
CRS Report for Congress, R45491
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/