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There have been 6 policies introduced over the past month

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Reviews the effects of the Renewable Fuel Standard, concluding that it has had little effect in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 

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Jun 3 2019
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Government Accountability Office (GAO)

Reauthorizes funding in the DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act of 2000 and commissions a report from the Government Accountability Office regarding the DNA Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction Grant Program.

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May 31 2019
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Senate

Removes the separate registration requirement for some drugs to treat substance use disorder and calls for an educational campaign for healthcare providers to better integrate substance use disorder treatments into their practices.

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May 31 2019
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House of Representatives

Provides new provisions relating to immigrant family reunification and the treatment of children at the border, including a mandatory DNA test and collection of biometric data for individuals under eighteen years of age.

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May 31 2019
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House of Representatives

Authorizes $100 billion across ten fiscal years for grants to address the ongoing opioid epidemic.

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Jun 19 2019
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May 31 2019
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Places all mu opioid receptor activating drugs into the Schedule I classification with an exception for those used in medical or scientific research.

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May 31 2019
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House of Representatives

Requires publishing information regarding manufacturer procurement of opioids on a public website through the Drug Enforcement Agency.

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May 31 2019
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House of Representatives

Establishes non-binding criteria that recreational drone operators must follow if they want to forego standard drone registration and piloting certification regulations.

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May 31 2019
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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Expands access to mental health services within the Department of Veterans Affairs to include members of the armed forces reserve components.

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May 29 2019
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House of Representatives

White paper, written with RAND Corporation, examining three alternative scenarios for deep decarbonization of the United States economy by 2050.

 

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May 28 2019
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C2ES

Examines factors that put nuclear power at risk of future decline in advanced economies and the implications of such "nuclear fade" for electricity costs, greenhouse gas emissions and electricity security.

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May 28 2019
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Government Accountability Office (GAO)

Summarizes recent and planned regulatory action around health and environmental safety of manufactured nanomaterials from 18 member countries.

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May 27 2019
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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

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