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Suggests actions governments and companies can take to facilitate information sharing and fully leverage the power of the internet during emerging pandemics.

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Mar 19 2020
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Provides that EPA should whenever possible rely on studies for which all underlying data and models are publicly available to promulgate "significant regulatory decisions," and assigns lower weight to the evidence, findings and conclusions of any studies that are based on confidential information that cannot be publicly disclosed. 

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May 18 2020
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Mar 18 2020
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Provides emergency funds to support the increased availability of nutrition programs, medical testing, paid leave, and tax breaks relating to the public health emergency designation of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Mar 18 2020
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House of Representatives

Prohibits certain government funds from being used to subsidize telecommunications equipment that poses a national security risk and offers federal funding to reimburse the removal or replacement of such telecommunications equipment.

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Mar 12 2020
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Clarifies which regulatory agencies have primary jurisdiction over the regulation of three categories of digital assets — crypto-currencies, crypto-commodities, and crypto-securities — and requires that these agencies collect and make publicly accessible information about creating and trading these assets.

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Mar 9 2020
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House of Representatives

Imposes licensing requirements to exports of certain geospatial imagery software enabled by machine learning from the US to any destination other than Canada.

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Mar 6 2020
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Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)

Provides $8.3 billion in additional, emergency government spending to accelerate response measures to the coronavirus disease.

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Mar 6 2020
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House of Representatives

Authorizes grants to states to fund a three-year pilot program to screen students for dyslexia and other reading difficulties and provide structured intervention.

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Mar 2 2020
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Raises the legal age at which entities can sell and market most tobacco products from 18 to 21, imposes new restrictions on the advertising and marketing of tobacco products, and directs further study about the use of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation.

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Feb 28 2020
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House of Representatives

Advances scientific multidisciplinary research on the factors relevant to suicide to address the rising rate of suicides in the United States.

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Feb 27 2020
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Senate

Recommends ethics guidelines for the use of artificial intelligence in the US Department of Defense by providing five ethics principles and twelve recommendations on how the DOD can best incorporate those principles.

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Feb 24 2020
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Department of Defense (DOD)

Requires airlines carrying passengers from China to collect and provide passenger information to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Mar 6 2020
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Feb 24 2020
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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