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Proposes national renewable portfolio standard for United States power sector by 2035, and requires the Secretary of Energy to submit a plan for a zero carbon power sector by 2050.  

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Jun 26 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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Authorizes spending for state or local grants to implement or expand medication-assisted treatment for incarcerated individuals with opioid use disorder.

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Jun 26 2019
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Authorizes appropriations for grants to improve suicide prevention services for veterans.

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Jun 26 2019
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Authorizes spending for state or local grants to implement or expand medication-assisted treatment for incarcerated individuals with opioid use disorder.

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Jun 26 2019
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Calls for the creation of an Advisory Commission on Serving and Supporting Students with Mental Health Disabilities in Institutions of Higher Education under the Department of Education.

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Jun 25 2019
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Reauthorizes programs under the Public Health Service Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to address public health security and all-hazards preparedness and response, including those related to antimicrobial resistance and genomic engineering technologies.

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Jun 24 2019
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Creates the Alzheimer's Research and Caregiving Trust Fund, and permits contributions to such trust fund by the federal government and individuals.

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Jun 24 2019
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Establishes a National Commission on Fibrotic Diseases within the National Institutes of Health to coordinate and advance research relating to fibrotic diseases.

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Jun 24 2019
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Describes the FDA's current thinking regarding the benefit-risk assessment framework for new opioid drug applications.

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Aug 20 2019
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Jun 21 2019
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

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)

Commissions a study through the Department of Veteran Affairs to determine the effect of cannabis on health measures of veterans with chronic pain or post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Apr 30 2019
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Jun 20 2019
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House of Representatives

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Post-Fukushima Nuclear Regulatory Commission safety rule that requires U.S. commercial nuclear reactors to maintain resources and procedures to cool a reactor’s core and spent fuel pool, as well as preserve the reactor’s containment, following a disabling event, among other safety requirements.

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Jan 24 2019
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Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

Provides a cost-benefit analysis of reskilling workers at risk of being displaced by automation in private- and public-sector perspectives.

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Jan 22 2019
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World Economic Forum

Summarizes the proceedings of the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing.

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Aug 13 2019
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Jan 8 2019
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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM)

Supports the United States’s leadership in the research and development of quantum science and technology.

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Dec 21 2018
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House of Representatives

Addresses federal prison reform issues including the support of evidence-based medication-assisted treatment for prisoners with heroin and opioid use disorder under supervised release, and restricting solitary confinement for juveniles.

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Dec 21 2018
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Senate

Institutes a national standard for disclosing the bioengineered status of foods for retail sale.

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Dec 21 2018
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Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Amends chapter 47 of the United States Criminal Code regarding fraud and false statements to include the deceptive use or distribution of deepfakes, an artificial-enabled technology capable of editing audio and visual recordings.

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Dec 21 2018
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Amends the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 to expand knowledge about the genomes and phenomes of crops and livestock in the United States.

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Dec 20 2018
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House of Representatives

Rolls back 2015 EPA rule requiring all new coal-fired power plants to employ carbon capture technology to control greenhouse gas emissions. 

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Mar 18 2019
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Dec 20 2018
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Provides notice that State Department will comply with November 8, 2018 federal court decision requiring new environmental impact statement (EIS) under NEPA in order to authorize Keystone XL Pipeline

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Dec 3 2018
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Department of State (DOS)

Implements a wide variety of programs and initiatives to address the opioid crisis in the United States.

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Jun 14 2019
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Oct 26 2018
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House of Representatives

Replaces Obama-era combined average fuel economy (CAFE) standards for cars and light duty trucks. 

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Jun 20 2019
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Oct 26 2018
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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