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Extends the Debbie Smith Act of 2005 by amending the DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act and DNA Sexual Assault Justice Act to reauthorize DNA analysis, training, education, and forensic exam programs until 2024.

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Jan 24 2019
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Commissions a study through the Department of Veterans Affairs to better understand the efficacy and safety of medicinal cannabis for those diagnosed with chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, or other conditions deemed appropriate.

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Jan 24 2019
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Commissions a study through the Department of Veteran Affairs to determine the effect of cannabis on health measures of veterans with chronic pain or post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Jan 23 2019
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Permits from National Marine Fisheries Service allowing seismic testing off Atlantic Cost in preparation for oil and gas exploration.

Latest Action: On January 18, 2019, a federal judge enjoined the executive branch from conducting further work on seismic testing permits until partial government shutdown ends. 

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Jan 18 2019
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Commissions a study through the Department of Veteran Affairs to determine the effect of cannabis on health measures of veterans with chronic pain or post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Jan 17 2019
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Provides non-binding guidance for industry to assist the development of drugs and biological products to treat or prevent rare diseases. 

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Jan 16 2019
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Prohibits abortions past twenty weeks, except in specific circumstances, based on scientific claims that fetuses can sense and react to stimuli by no later than twenty weeks after fertilization.

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Jan 16 2019
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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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Jan 16 2019
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Provides for further comprehensive research at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke on unruptured intracranial aneurysms.

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Jan 16 2019
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House of Representatives

Expands the availability of cannabis for research use, and allows for the Department of Veterans Affairs to recommend that veterans participate in federally approved clinical trials using cannabis.

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Jan 16 2019
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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

Requires screening for adrenoleukodystrophy​, a genetic disease that destroys myelin, in newborn babies.

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Jan 14 2019
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House of Representatives

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Proposes to revise April 2016 regulations for offshore oil and gas well control and blowout preventer systems to reduce "unnecessary regulatory burdens." 

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Aug 6 2018
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Department of the Interior (DOI)

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)

Describes the American Medical Association’s augmented intelligence policy, which promotes the development of safe, effective technologies to advance health care.

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Jun 14 2018
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American Medical Association (AMA)

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

Assesses how cities should approach the integration of autonomous vehicles into their public sector fleets as the technology continues to develop. 

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May 1 2018
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City of San Francisco

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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