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Original Development Brief – Prohibits further extension of the requirement to implement positive train control beyond December 31, 2018.

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Jan 11 2018
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House of Representatives

Proposes that certain power plants be offered new pricing dependent on their "resiliency" — defined by having a 90 day supply of fuel on-site —  which FERC later rejects.

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Jan 8 2018
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Department of Energy (DOE)

Rescinds Obama administration rule that required hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") operators on Federal and Indian Lands to adhere to certain monitoring and reporting requirements.

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Dec 29 2017
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Department of the Interior (DOI)

Provides guidance for industry on the development of human drug products in which a nanomaterial is present in the final dosage form. 

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Dec 18 2017
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Requires the Department of Commerce to establish the Federal Advisory Committee on the Development and Implementation of Artificial Intelligence.

 

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Dec 12 2017
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Senate

Expands the ability of workplace wellness programs to collect personalized genetic information from employees but still remain in compliance with the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, the American Disabilities Act, and the Public Health Service Act.

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Dec 11 2017
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House of Representatives

Strengthens border security and increases resources for enforcement of immigration laws.

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Dec 6 2017
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Senate

Supports and provides a regulatory framework for manufacturer development of autonomous vehicle technology.

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Nov 28 2017
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Senate

Modernizes and strengthens the United States anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing regime.

 

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Nov 13 2017
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House of Representatives

Revises regulations regarding the importation, interstate movement, and environmental release of certain genetically engineered organisms.

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Nov 7 2017
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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

The Code Like a Girl Act directs the National Science Foundation (NSF) to award competitive grants to institutions of higher education, local educational agencies, or nonprofit organizations to accelerate research efforts to increase understanding of the factors that contribute to the willingness or unwillingness of girls under the age of 11 to participate in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, including computer science) activities.

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Oct 17 2017
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Senate

Proposes to repeal the Obama-era Clean Power Plan over concerns about EPA jurisdiction, regulatory overreach, and harm to the coal industry.

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Oct 16 2017
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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