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There have been 46 policies introduced over the past month

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Outlines priorities for nanosafety research and areas for EU-US cooperation in nanosafety.

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May 24 2019
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European Union

Provides funding to support grid-scale energy storage research and development and improve the efficiency of the electrical grid.

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May 23 2019
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Senate
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May 23 2019
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Expands mental health coverage among service members to those on reserve, and requires a report on the increase in mental health care usage rates from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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May 22 2019
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Senate

Commissions a study from the Government Accountability Office to assess memoranda and materials between the Veterans Health Administration and non-Department of Veterans Affairs groups relating to suicide prevention and mental health services.

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May 22 2019
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House of Representatives

Commissions a study by the Government Accountability Office to understand the staff and workload structure of suicide prevention coordinators within the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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May 22 2019
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House of Representatives

Charges the Department of Veterans Affairs to inform Congress of any suicide or attempted suicide at a Department of Veterans Affairs facility.

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May 22 2019
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House of Representatives

Assesses the potential environmental impacts of lifting an Obama-era moratorium on coal leasing on federal lands, in response to April 19, 2019 court order requiring Interior to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). 

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Jun 6 2019
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May 22 2019
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Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

Changes method with which EPA calculates health risk of air pollution.

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May 22 2019
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May 21 2019
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Outlines explicitly that it is unlawful for certain individuals to ship, transport, or possess biological agents and toxins.

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May 20 2019
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Senate

Reauthorizes funding in the DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act of 2000 and commissions a report from the Government Accountability Office regarding the DNA Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction Grant Program.

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May 20 2019
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Senate

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Provides funding to support grid-scale energy storage research and development and improve the efficiency of the electrical grid.

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May 23 2019
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Senate

Assesses the potential environmental impacts of lifting an Obama-era moratorium on coal leasing on federal lands, in response to April 19, 2019 court order requiring Interior to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). 

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Jun 6 2019
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May 22 2019
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Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

Changes method with which EPA calculates health risk of air pollution.

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May 22 2019
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May 21 2019
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Restricts Federal acquisition and use of critical information and communication technologies developed, installed, and/or purchased by a foreign power.

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May 17 2019
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Executive Office of the President

Establishes a process at the Colorado public utilities commission through which a public utility may implement an electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure program within the utility's service area.

 

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May 15 2019
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Requires the Office of Personnel Management to create a voluntary rotational cyber-workforce program for Federal agencies.

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Apr 30 2019
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Senate

Proposes that SAB review the scientific and technical basis underlying the approach to incorporating co-benefits into regulatory analyses. 

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Apr 25 2019
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Proposes that SAB review the scientific and technical basis underlying the approach to incorporating co-benefits into regulatory analyses. 

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Apr 25 2019
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Bipartisan bill that supports CO2 utilization and direct air capture research to facilitate the permitting and development of carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration projects and carbon dioxide pipelines.

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Apr 10 2019
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Senate

Requires that within two years, the Federal Trade Commission will require entities under the Commission's jurisdiction to conduct impact assessments of their high-risk automated decision systems and data protection plans dealing with consumers' personal data. 

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Apr 10 2019
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Senate

Directs several Federal agencies and offices to establish inter-agency and multi-stakeholder advisory committee, research initiatives, and strategic planning pertaining to the Nation's use, research, and development of AI.

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Apr 10 2019
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House of Representatives

Prohibits any federal funds from being used to advance a U.S. withdrawal from the 2015 Paris Agreement, and calls on the President to develop and make public a plan for how the US will meet the agreement's greenhouse gas pollution reduction goals.  

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Apr 3 2019
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House of Representatives

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Specifies and addresses gaps or inconsistencies regarding best practices for chronic and acute pain management, and provides updates and recommendations to those practices.

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May 28 2019
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Dec 31 2018
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Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Assesses the potential environmental impacts of lifting an Obama-era moratorium on coal leasing on federal lands, in response to April 19, 2019 court order requiring Interior to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). 

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Jun 6 2019
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May 22 2019
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Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

Sets forth recommendations regarding the development of bispecific (e.g., genetically-engineered) antibodies that can direct at two separate targets.

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Jun 18 2019
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Apr 18 2019
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)