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Transfers the ability to exempt detained undocumented immigrants from DNA-sample collection based on resource and operational limitations from the Department of Homeland Security to the Department of Justice.

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Nov 19 2019
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Jan 2 2020
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Department of Justice (DOJ)

Establishes labeling and disclosure requirements for bioengineered foods.

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Jan 1 2020
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Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Adds fines and enforcement mechanisms against unauthenticated robocalls, requires voice service providers to authenticate calls originating from phone lines or from the internet, and increases protections for voice service subscribers from receiving unwanted calls or text messages from unauthenticated numbers.

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Dec 30 2019
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Provides the tobacco industry with guidelines for submitting plans regarding cigarette packaging and advertising.

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Feb 7 2020
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Dec 30 2019
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Allows the National Science Foundation to award grants that would develop the participation of female prekindergarten and elementary school students in STEM and computer science fields.

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Dec 24 2019
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Requires executive branch agencies to develop and publish methods for non-governmental entities to report potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities to those agencies. 

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Jan 10 2020
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Dec 23 2019
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Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Requires the Department of Defense to submit a report to Congress containing information and details on the Department’s artificial intelligence strategy.

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Dec 20 2019
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Declares that digital engineering, including artificial intelligence, is a core competency of the armed forces.

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Dec 20 2019
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Directs the creation of an Artificial Intelligence Center of Excellence in the General Services Administration to support innovation of AI technologies in the federal government. 

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Dec 19 2019
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Extends compensation and eligibility rules for spouses of veterans who died from ALS.

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Dec 18 2019
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Directs the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to develop a public health program to address the use of electronic nicotine delivery systems among teens, and awards grants to local entities for its implementation.

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Dec 18 2019
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Directs the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to develop a public health program to address the use of electronic nicotine delivery systems among teens, and awards grants to local entities for its implementation.

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Dec 18 2019
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Senate

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Replaces federal gasoline tax with a multi-sector carbon tax as source of funding for federal highway infrastructure spending.  

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Sep 26 2019
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Provides funding to support grid-scale energy storage research and development and improve the efficiency of the electrical grid.

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Sep 25 2019
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Mandates the Department of Homeland Security produce a periodic report on digital content forgery technology, otherwise known as “deepfakes.”

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Sep 10 2019
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Sets terms for voluntary agreement between California Air Resources Board and several major automakers to limit greenhouse gas emissions from cars and light duty trucks. 

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Sep 6 2019
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State of California

Revises current regulations on movement of certain genetically engineered organisms, particularly those posing a plant pest risk, in order to create a more efficient process in which developers can transport their products.

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Aug 5 2019
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Aug 5 2019
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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

Encourages the transition to a clean energy economy in the US by drafting a report on and funding training programs for clean energy jobs. 

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Aug 2 2019
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House of Representatives

Reinterprets hazardous air pollutant (HAP) provisions of the Clean Air Act to allow "major sources" of HAPs to be reclassified as "area sources" once they emit less than 10 tons per year (tpy) of any single HAP or 25 tpy of any combination of HAPs, undoing the existing "once in always in" rule. 

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Sep 24 2019
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Jul 26 2019
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Puts in place process to reduce GHG emissions from all sectors of the New York state economy by 85% by 2050.

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Jul 18 2019
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State of New York

Recognizes the effect genome editing technology may have on society, and supports domestic and international cooperation in determining ethical standards for this type of research.

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Jul 15 2019
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Mandates the Department of Homeland Security produce a periodic report on digital content forgery technology, otherwise known as “deepfakes.”

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Jun 28 2019
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House of Representatives

Bipartisan bill that supports CO2 utilization and direct air capture research to facilitate the permitting and development of carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration projects and carbon dioxide pipelines.

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Jun 27 2019
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Bipartisan bill that would extend the wind investment tax credit (ITC) at 30 percent for offshore wind projects that start  construction by January 2027 or the year after the US has reached 3,000 MW of new offshore wind capacity.

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Jun 26 2019
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