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Encourages the transition to a clean energy economy in the US by drafting a report on and funding training programs for clean energy jobs. 

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Aug 2 2019
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Allows for DNA testing at the United States border of aliens in order to determine whether or not a familial relationship exists between an alien and any accompanying minors.

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Aug 1 2019
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Requires that the National Science Foundation fund research on opioid addiction through merit-based grants.

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Jul 31 2019
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Promotes cannabis research for public health and therapeutic benefits.

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Jul 31 2019
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Incentivizes states to establish systems through which mental health professionals can identify individuals considered dangerous in order to limit their ability to purchase and possess firearms.

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Jul 30 2019
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Requires social media platforms to take precautionary measures against the development of internet addiction among users.

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Jul 30 2019
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Requires screening of inbound mail and cargo from designated high-risk countries for illicit synthetic opioids.

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Jul 30 2019
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Reinterprets hazardous air pollutant (HAP) provisions of the Clean Air Act to allow "major sources" of HAPs to be reclassified as "area sources" once they emit less than 10 tons per year (tpy) of any single HAP or 25 tpy of any combination of HAPs, undoing the existing "once in always in" rule. 

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Sep 24 2019
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Jul 26 2019
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Establishes restrictions and replacement protocols for government-funded telecommunications companies on the use of hardware that may pose national security risks when building 5G networks.

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Jul 24 2019
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Requires that the National Science Foundation fund research on opioid addiction through merit-based grants.

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Nov 13 2019
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Jul 23 2019
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Puts in place process to reduce GHG emissions from all sectors of the New York state economy by 85% by 2050.

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Jul 18 2019
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State of New York

Requires regulations to safeguard consumer privacy and security when interacting with automatic telephone dialing systems or calls made using an artificial or prerecorded voice.

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Jul 17 2019
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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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