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There have been 6 policies introduced over the past month

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Temporarily blocks construction of Keystone Pipeline XL until completion of further environmental review. 

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Nov 8 2018
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U.S. District Court for the District of Montana

Establishes guidelines for addressing the opioid crisis by identifying gaps in knowledge and tools, and discerning ways to improve Federal R&D.

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Dec 5 2018
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Nov 5 2018
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Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)

Removes lead acetate from the list of acceptable color additives for coloring hair on the scalp.

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Oct 31 2018
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Disseminates top priorities for the Food and Drug Administration regarding innovation in plant and animal biotechnology to advance public health.

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Oct 30 2018
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Implements a wide variety of programs and initiatives to address the opioid crisis in the United States.

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Oct 26 2018
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House of Representatives

Conditionally approves a plan by Hilcorp Alaska to drill for oil in the Arctic.  

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Oct 26 2018
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Department of the Interior (DOI)

Authorizes the Attorney General to fund medication-assisted treatment programs for incarcerated individuals with opioid addiction, and to oversee the programs’ development in coordination with state and local governments.

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Oct 19 2018
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House of Representatives

Eases 2016 New Source Performance Standards for fugitive emissions of methane and other pollutants from the oil and gas sector as part of Trump Administration deregulation push

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Dec 17 2018
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Oct 15 2018
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Instructs EPA to begin the rulemaking process to allow the year-round sale of 15% ethanol gasoline and to reform the renewable fuel credit market. 

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Oct 11 2018
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White House

Defines significant new use rules for handling single walled carbon nanotubes (and 27 other chemical substances).

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Oct 10 2018
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Summarizes conclusions of the 12th International Nano-Authorities Dialogue of Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Austria, and Switzerland and identifies gaps in regulation of nanomaterials in the European Union.

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Oct 10 2018
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European Commission

Amends the DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act of 2000 to enhance the ability of prosecutors to use DNA evidence in addressing the accumulation of violent crime cases.

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Oct 9 2018
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House of Representatives

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Implements a wide variety of programs and initiatives to address the opioid crisis in the United States.

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Oct 26 2018
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House of Representatives

Advances electronic Government initiatives by improving the framework of information technology accessibility, policy-making, and security.

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Sep 27 2018
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House of Representatives

Creates an Emerging Technology Policy Lab to promote collaborative and impactful uses of artificial intelligence within and outside of the Federal government.

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Sep 26 2018
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Senate

Supports the United States’ leadership in the research and development of quantum science and technology.

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Sep 13 2018
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House of Representatives

Institutes a national standard for disclosing the bioengineered status of foods for retail sale.

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Jul 3 2018
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Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Requires the creation of best practices for including information regarding a patient’s opioid use disorder history in certain medical records.

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Jun 13 2018
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House of Representatives

Modifies the Public Health Service Act to increase governmental efforts focused on antibiotic resistance. 

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Feb 28 2018
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Senate

Expands the ability of workplace wellness programs to collect personalized genetic information from employees but still remain in compliance with the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, the American Disabilities Act, and the Public Health Service Act.

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Dec 11 2017
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House of Representatives

Track Science Policy (of the past 365 days)

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Establishes guidelines for addressing the opioid crisis by identifying gaps in knowledge and tools, and discerning ways to improve Federal R&D.

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Dec 5 2018
Last Action
Nov 5 2018
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Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)

Eases 2016 New Source Performance Standards for fugitive emissions of methane and other pollutants from the oil and gas sector as part of Trump Administration deregulation push

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Dec 17 2018
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Oct 15 2018
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)