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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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Expands Medicare and Medicaid coverage to include mental and behavioral health treatments provided through telehealth services.

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Dec 18 2019
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Request for toxicology data on exposure to engineered nanomaterials to inform setting of appropriate occupational exposure limits.

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Feb 18 2020
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Dec 17 2019
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Authorizes the Department of Agriculture to use the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility for the defense of US agriculture and food.

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Dec 17 2019
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Amends the Social Security Act to direct the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid to make separate payments for non-opioid pain-management treatments in outpatient surgical procedures.

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Dec 17 2019
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Directs the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund multidisciplinary research with potential relevance to suicide prevention and mental health treatment by issuing competitive, merit-based grants to universities and academic consortia.

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Dec 12 2019
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House of Representatives

Designates 988 as the universal telephone number for a national suicide and mental health hotline.

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Dec 11 2019
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Evaluates and improves drug testing for transportation-related activities.

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Dec 11 2019
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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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Eases safety rules put in place by Obama administration after 2010 Deepwater Horizon accident to prevent catastrophic accidents during offshore oil and gas operations.  

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May 15 2019
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Department of the Interior (DOI)

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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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)

Tasks the Federal Trade Commission with requiring large companies to conduct impact assessments of their decision-making algorithms and information systems that could threaten consumers’ legal rights or the privacy of their 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

Bipartisan bill that would expand an existing tax credit in the Internal Revenue Code for new plug-in electric drive motor vehicles to an additional 400,000 vehicles, and extend the (expired) tax credit for new fuel cell motor vehicles through 2028.

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Apr 9 2019
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