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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 16 2018
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House of Representatives

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

Defines significant new use rules for handling carbon nanomaterials (and 25 other chemical substances).

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Oct 3 2018
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Establishes a study on the effects of State legalized marijuana on the State's public health, criminal justice, employment, and economy conducted by the National Academy of Sciences.

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Oct 1 2018
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House of Representatives

Grants appropriations for various programs and establishes new programs related to traumatic brain injury and the opioid crisis.

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Sep 28 2018
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House of Representatives

Instructs the Department of Energy to create programs that foster the research and development of advanced nuclear reactor technologies.  

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Sep 28 2018
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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

Gives states latitude to allow alternative monitoring requirements for sources emitting nitrogen oxides (NOx), relaxing monitoring standards of NOx SIP Call Rule

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Oct 29 2018
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Sep 27 2018
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Directs the Department of Energy to develop and leverage artificial intelligence resources to support the Department of Veterans Affairs' healthcare services.

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Sep 26 2018
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House of Representatives

Reauthorizes programs conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology as well as establishes continued support for quantum information science and artificial intelligence research investments.

 

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Sep 26 2018
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House of Representatives

Requires labeling of nanoscale ingredients in cosmetics and personal care products and monitoring of developments in adverse health effects related to the use of nanotechnology in the formulation of cosmetics.

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Sep 26 2018
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House of Representatives

Track Science Policy (of the past 365 days)

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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 16 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

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

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)

Looking for older policies? Search our archives from 2016 through today.

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Gives states latitude to allow alternative monitoring requirements for sources emitting nitrogen oxides (NOx), relaxing monitoring standards of NOx SIP Call Rule

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Oct 29 2018
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Sep 27 2018
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Provides review of scientific literature on toxicological effects of exposure to silver nanomaterials, assessment of the potential health risks of occupational exposure to silver nanomaterials, and recommended exposure limits for silver nanomaterials.

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Oct 30 2018
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Sep 12 2018