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There have been 13 policies introduced over the past month

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Defines standards for, and mandates, Federal publishing of documents and data in machine-readable and nonproprietary formats.

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Jan 14 2019
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Senate

Reauthorizes programs under the Public Health Service Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to address public health security and all-hazards preparedness and response, including those related to antimicrobial resistance and genomic engineering technologies.

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Jan 9 2019
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House of Representatives

Promotes the use of stem cells for research purposes.

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Jan 3 2019
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House of Representatives

Establishes guidelines to implement Extreme Risk Protection Orders to temporary limit access to firearms for some individuals based on a number of factors including evidence of a serious mental illness, among others.

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Jan 3 2019
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Senate

Mandates a study to better understand the incidence of veterans who died by suicide, violent death, or accidental death, as well as a list of prescribed medications, legal or illegal substances, and medical diagnoses.

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Jan 3 2019
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House of Representatives

Loosens federal restrictions regarding the production, possession, distribution, dispensation, administration, laboratory testing, recommending use, and delivery of medical marijuana and cannabidiol.

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Jan 3 2019
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House of Representatives

Encourages development of commercial advanced nuclear reactor facilities through streamlined NRC licensing process

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Jan 2 2019
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Senate

Amends the Public Health Service Act to expand funding for activities related to Alzheimer’s disease, cognitive decline, and general brain health.

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Dec 31 2018
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Senate

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

Preliminary step toward proceeding with leasing portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve for oil and gas development.

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Feb 11 2019
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Dec 28 2018
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Department of the Interior (DOI)

Revises downwards estimate of benefits from 2012 Mercury Air Toxics Rule, and proposes to determine that it is not “appropriate and necessary” to regulate hazardous air pollutants, including mercury, emitted from power plants  

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Mar 15 2019
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Dec 27 2018
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Revises September 2016 safety rules to undo requirements assessed by current Administration as "unduly burdensome" for oil and gas producers. 

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Dec 27 2018
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Department of the Interior (DOI)

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Revises downwards estimate of benefits from 2012 Mercury Air Toxics Rule, and proposes to determine that it is not “appropriate and necessary” to regulate hazardous air pollutants, including mercury, emitted from power plants  

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Mar 15 2019
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Dec 27 2018
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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

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Dec 21 2018
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House of Representatives

Addresses federal prison reform issues including the support of evidence-based medication-assisted treatment for prisoners with heroin and opioid use disorder under supervised release, and restricting solitary confinement for juveniles.

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Dec 21 2018
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Senate

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

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Dec 21 2018
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Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Amends the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 to expand knowledge about the genomes and phenomes of crops and livestock in the United States.

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Dec 20 2018
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House of Representatives

Rolls back 2015 EPA Rule requiring all new coal-fired power plants to employ carbon capture technology to control greenhouse gas emissions. 

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Feb 19 2019
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Dec 20 2018
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Provides notice that State Department will comply with November 8, 2018 federal court decision requiring new environmental impact statement (EIS) under NEPA in order to authorize Keystone XL Pipeline

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Dec 3 2018
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State Department

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

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

Supports the increased access to and research of radio frequency technology to strengthen economic activity and​ national security of federal and non-federal stakeholders.

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Oct 25 2018
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Executive Office of the President

Creates terms and conditions for carrying out DNA testing to unify families.

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Oct 1 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

Track Science Policy (of the past 365 days)

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Preliminary step toward proceeding with leasing portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve for oil and gas development.

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Feb 11 2019
Last Action
Dec 28 2018
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Department of the Interior (DOI)