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Outlines explicitly that it is unlawful for certain individuals to ship, transport, or possess biological agents and toxins.

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Jul 10 2019
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Delineates the process for placing chemicals into appropriate hazard groups and setting appropriate occupational exposure limits.

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Jul 10 2019
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

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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Jul 16 2019
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Jul 9 2019
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Bolsters stress and mental health related programs for law enforcement officers.

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Jul 9 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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Jul 9 2019
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Bipartisan bill that directs the Department of Energy (DOE) to establish a program for capturing CO2 produced during  generation of electric power from natural gas.

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Jul 16 2019
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Jul 9 2019
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A bipartisan bill that would require the Secretary of Energy to establish a demonstration initiative focused on the development of long-duration energy storage technologies, including a joint program to be established in consultation with the Secretary of Defense.

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Jul 9 2019
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Directs the Secretary of Energy to establish a program to reduce the cost of energy storage through research, development, and demonstration.

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Jul 9 2019
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Bipartisan bill that would require the Department of Energy (DOE) to award grants to assist rural electric cooperatives with identifying, evaluating, and designing energy storage and microgrid projects that rely on renewable energy.

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Jul 9 2019
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Bipartisan bill that would require the Department of Energy to establish energy storage research, demonstration, and technical assistance and grant programs.

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Jul 9 2019
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Repeals President Obama's Clean Power Plan (CPP), meant to curb greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the electric power sector, and replaces it with a new plan that requires only that power plants use heat rate improvement (HRI) to reduce GHG emissions.

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Sep 6 2019
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Jul 8 2019
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Provides the FDA's current thinking on the best means for assembling the "Drug Abuse and Dependence" section of prescription drug labeling.

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Sep 3 2019
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Jul 2 2019
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

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Restricts Federal acquisition and use of critical information and communication technologies developed, installed, and/or purchased by a foreign power.

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May 17 2019
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Executive Office of the President

Establishes a process at the Colorado public utilities commission through which a public utility may implement an electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure program within the utility's service area.

 

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May 15 2019
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Requires executive branch approval for transferring to China technology, intellectual property, and other innovation that is important to the US national interest, economy, or military.

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May 14 2019
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Senate

Requires the Office of Personnel Management to create a voluntary rotational cyber-workforce program for Federal agencies.

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Apr 30 2019
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Senate

Proposes that SAB review the scientific and technical basis underlying the approach to incorporating co-benefits into regulatory analyses. 

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Apr 25 2019
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Proposes that SAB review the scientific and technical basis underlying the approach to incorporating co-benefits into regulatory analyses. 

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Apr 25 2019
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Requires that within two years, the Federal Trade Commission will require entities under the Commission's jurisdiction to conduct impact assessments of their high-risk automated decision systems and data protection plans dealing with consumers' personal data. 

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Apr 10 2019
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Directs several Federal agencies and offices to establish inter-agency and multi-stakeholder advisory committee, research initiatives, and strategic planning pertaining to the Nation's use, research, and development of AI.

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Apr 10 2019
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House of Representatives

Prohibits any federal funds from being used to advance a U.S. withdrawal from the 2015 Paris Agreement, and calls on the President to develop and make public a plan for how the US will meet the agreement's greenhouse gas pollution reduction goals.  

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Apr 3 2019
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House of Representatives

Requires the Federal Trade Commission to establish and enforce regulations for entities handling sensitive user-data, including genetic information.

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Apr 1 2019
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House of Representatives

Seeks comment on needed updates to FERC's electric transmission incentives regulations and policy under the Energy Policy Act of 2005, last updated in 2012, in light of the evolution in electric power generation, the number of new resources seeking transmission service, shifts in load patterns, and the increased emphasis on reliability that have occurred in the past seven years.

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Jun 25 2019
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Mar 28 2019
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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

Resolves that it is the duty of the federal government to create a Green New Deal that will achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, create millions of good, high-wage jobs, to invest in US infrastructure and industry to sustainably meet current challenges, and to secure clean air and water, climate and community resiliency, healthy food, access to nature, and a sustainable environment.

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Mar 26 2019
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Senate

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