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Calls for the formation of an interagency working group to strengthen the representation and leadership of the US at International Standard Setting Bodies for 5G technology.

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Jan 9 2020
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Bans sharing US intelligence with countries allowing Huawei’s 5G technology within their borders.

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Jan 8 2020
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Establishes guidelines for federal agencies’ regulatory and non-regulatory action over certain artificial intelligence applications used by non-federal entities.

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Mar 13 2020
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Jan 7 2020
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Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)

Summarizes two recent government actions to limit teen access to tobacco products.

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Jan 7 2020
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Defines the word “entity” as used in cybersecurity and infrastructure security law and requires federal coordination with those entities on cybersecurity measures.

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Jan 3 2020
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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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Feb 24 2020
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Dec 30 2019
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Senate

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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Senate

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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House of Representatives

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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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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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Senate

Updates the original, 2016 Strategic Plan to direct the government's ongoing research, development, and investment efforts into artificial intelligence.

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Jun 21 2019
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Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)

Calls for the Federal Trade Commission to bolster privacy and security protections for consumers' personal health data, including genetic information and information relating to mental health.

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Jun 13 2019
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Senate

Allows sale of gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol (E15) year round, including summer months. 

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Jun 10 2019
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

White paper, written with RAND Corporation, examining three alternative scenarios for deep decarbonization of the United States economy by 2050.

 

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May 28 2019
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Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)

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)

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)

Establishes a task force to study the effects of automated accounts on public opinion and elections.

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May 21 2019
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House of Representatives

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