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Commissions a study by the Government Accountability Office to understand the staff and workload structure of suicide prevention coordinators within the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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May 22 2019
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Charges the Department of Veterans Affairs to inform Congress of any suicide or attempted suicide at a Department of Veterans Affairs facility.

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May 22 2019
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Finds that there would be no significant environmental impacts from  lifting an Obama-era moratorium on coal leasing on federal lands, paving the way for the moratorium to be lifted. 

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Jun 6 2019
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May 22 2019
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Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

Prompts the Department of Health and Human Services to begin a program involving at-home delivery of intravenous immune globulin to treat neuropathy conditions.

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May 22 2019
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Requires the Department of Defense to award grants to fund research on orthotics and prosthetics for members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and civilians who have undergone amputation, traumatic brain injury, and other serious physical injury as a result of combat or military experience.

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May 22 2019
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Adds new restrictions around and proposes penalties for opioid "dubious" marketing or distribution practices.

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May 22 2019
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Authorizes grants and appropriations relating to the opioid epidemic.

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May 22 2019
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Directs EPA offices to change their methods for calculating the health benefits of reducing pollution and taking other regulatory actions.

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May 21 2019
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Calls for new disclosure and enforcement requirements to increase parity in mental health and substance abuse benefits in health insurance plans.

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May 21 2019
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Calls for new disclosure and enforcement requirements to increase parity in mental health and substance abuse benefits in health insurance plans.

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May 21 2019
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Senate

Adds new restrictions around and proposes penalties for opioid "dubious" marketing or distribution practices.

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May 21 2019
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Amends chapter 47 of the United States Criminal Code regarding fraud and false statements to include the deceptive use or distribution of deepfakes, an artificial-enabled technology capable of editing audio and visual recordings.

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Dec 21 2018
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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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Department of State (DOS)

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

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Jun 14 2019
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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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Jun 20 2019
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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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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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