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Expands coverage of mental health services, including marriage and family therapist services, under Medicare.

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Jan 31 2019
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Based on new projections for ground level ozone levels in 2023, EPA has determined that implementation of the 2016 Cross State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) Update takes care of states' obligations to limit ozone pollution under CAA's "Good Neighbor" provisions, and that no further requirements are warranted.  

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Jan 30 2019
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Requires prominent labeling of genetically engineered status pertaining to salmon.

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Jan 30 2019
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Commissions a study on how virtual currencies and marketplaces are utilized in the trafficking of sex or drugs, particularly focused on opioids that contribute to the ongoing opioid crisis.

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Jan 28 2019
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House of Representatives

Reports findings on e-cigarette use among youth and makes policy suggestions for its prevention.

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Jan 28 2019
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American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Describes the strategic plan of the Nanotechnology Research Center (NTRC) for fiscal years (FY) 2018-2025, which addresses measures to protect the nanotechnology workforce.

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Jan 24 2019
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Aims to help reduce U.S. carbon pollution by up to 45% from 2016 levels by 2030, and over 90% by 2050, by pricing carbon at $15 per metric ton,  increased by $10 every year.

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Jan 24 2019
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Post-Fukushima Nuclear Regulatory Commission safety rule that requires U.S. commercial nuclear reactors to maintain resources and procedures to cool a reactor’s core and spent fuel pool, as well as preserve the reactor’s containment, following a disabling event, among other safety requirements.

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Jan 24 2019
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Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

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 24 2019
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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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House of Representatives

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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House of Representatives

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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House of Representatives

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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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Mar 18 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

Replaces Obama-era Clean Power Plan (CPP)

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Oct 31 2018
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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

Replaces Obama-era combined average fuel economy (CAFE) standards for cars and light duty trucks. 

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Oct 26 2018
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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

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

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)

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