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Sets guidelines for labeling of  ingredients in cosmetics and personal care products and monitoring of developments in adverse health effects, particularly as related to the use of nanotechnology in the formulation of cosmetics.

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Sep 12 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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Sep 12 2019
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Announces information collection request to perform a survey of companies to determine the impact of NIOSH's guidelines on the safe handling of engineered nanomaterials in the workplace.

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Oct 11 2019
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Sep 11 2019
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
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Sep 11 2019
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Senate

Mandates the Department of Homeland Security produce a periodic report on digital content forgery technology, otherwise known as “deepfakes.”

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Sep 10 2019
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Sets terms for voluntary agreement between California Air Resources Board and several major automakers to limit greenhouse gas emissions from cars and light duty trucks. 

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Sep 6 2019
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State of California

Creates the National Rare Disease or Condition Surveillance System to provide data for and track research on rare diseases.

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Sep 6 2019
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House of Representatives

Establishes the National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee to advise and make recommendations to the Executive Branch in regard to trends and developments of quantum technology and research.

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Oct 4 2019
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Sep 5 2019
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White House

Proposes to eliminates energy efficiency requirements for standard residential light bulbs that were supposed to go into effect on January 1, 2020, under a George W. Bush-era amendment to the Energy Policy and Conservation Act. 

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Nov 4 2019
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Sep 5 2019
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Department of Energy (DOE)

Reports the current state of opioid disposal in the US, and states the evidence presented by and suggestions of the FDA, DEA, and EPA on public use of opioid disposal.

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Sep 3 2019
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Government Accountability Office (GAO)

Provides options for direct federal infrastructure investments that could lead to significant greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions.

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Sep 3 2019
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Center for American Progress

Outlines the budget proposed by the National Nanotechnology Initiative for nanotechnology-related investments in the President’s 2020 Budget and provides information on progress made toward goals of the initiative.

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Aug 30 2019
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National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI)

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Prohibits use of federal funds toward withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement and requires development of an agreement compliance plan. 

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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

Seeks condemnation and cessation of the mass arbitrary detention of Turkic Muslims in the Xinjian Uighur Region of China by means of imposing controls of US's exports of surveillance advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and biometric technologies.

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Mar 22 2019
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House of Representatives

Holds that National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) requires the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to take climate change into account when evaluating the environmental impacts of granting oil and gas leases. 

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Apr 8 2019
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Mar 19 2019
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Revises a set of 2015 conservation management plans by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and US Forest Service (USFS) to protect sage grouse habitat on federal land in several western states, reopening the habitat to oil and gas drilling. 

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Mar 15 2019
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Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

Updates enforcement guidelines meant to limit teenage use of electronic cigarettes, including to require pre-market approval of all flavored e-cigarette devices by August 2021 and more strictly enforcing age verification methods for individuals who purchase these products.

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Apr 30 2019
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Mar 14 2019
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Finalizes DOE regulation requiring Comprehensive Oil Spill Response Plans and information sharing agreements for route segments traveled by High Hazard Flammable Trains (HHFTs).  

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Feb 28 2019
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Department of Transportation (DOT)

Proposes the coverage of some CAR-T gene therapies to treat specific types of cancers under Medicare.

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Mar 15 2019
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Feb 15 2019
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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Repeals a section of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that opened a portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve (ANWR) to oil and gas drilling, and required the Department of the Interior to hold two drilling rights lease auctions by 2027.

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May 1 2019
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Feb 11 2019
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House of Representatives

Outlines the President's "American AI Initiative" which defines priorities for the research, development, and standardization of Artificial Intelligence in the federal government and society.

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Feb 11 2019
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Executive Office of the President

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