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Directs the Department of Energy to develop and leverage artificial intelligence resources to support the Department of Veterans Affairs' healthcare services.

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Jul 16 2019
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Jul 9 2019
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Bolsters stress and mental health related programs for law enforcement officers.

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Jul 9 2019
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A bipartisan bill that would require the Secretary of Energy to establish a demonstration initiative focused on the development of long-duration energy storage technologies, including a joint program to be established in consultation with the Secretary of Defense.

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Jul 9 2019
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Directs the Secretary of Energy to establish a program to reduce the cost of energy storage through research, development, and demonstration.

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Jul 9 2019
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Bipartisan bill that would require the Department of Energy (DOE) to award grants to assist rural electric cooperatives with identifying, evaluating, and designing energy storage and microgrid projects that rely on renewable energy.

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Jul 9 2019
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Bipartisan bill that would require the Department of Energy to establish energy storage research, demonstration, and technical assistance and grant programs.

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Jul 9 2019
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Repeals President Obama's Clean Power Plan (CPP), meant to curb greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the electric power sector, and replaces it with a new plan that requires only that power plants use heat rate improvement (HRI) to reduce GHG emissions.

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Sep 6 2019
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Jul 8 2019
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Provides the FDA's current thinking on the best means for assembling the "Drug Abuse and Dependence" section of prescription drug labeling.

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Sep 3 2019
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Jul 2 2019
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

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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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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Calls for the National Science Foundation to, in consultation with the National Institutes of Health, support opioid addiction research.

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Jun 27 2019
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House of Representatives

Expands and coordinates research activities related to cerebral cavernous malformations.

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Jun 27 2019
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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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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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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)

Supports the increased access to and research of radio frequency technology to strengthen economic activity and​ national security of federal and non-federal stakeholders.

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Oct 25 2018
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Executive Office of the President

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