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Creates a new schedule of controlled substances, schedule A, to regulate analogs of drugs currently controlled under schedules I-V that are imported, or offered for import, into the US.

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Oct 31 2019
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Senate

Provides updated guidelines for evaluating safety of nanomaterials in cosmetics in the EU.

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Oct 30 2019
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European Commission

Prohibits abortion on the basis of suspected knowledge that the fetus has Down syndrome.

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Oct 30 2019
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Senate

Prohibits abortion on the basis of suspected knowledge that the fetus has Down syndrome.

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Oct 29 2019
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House of Representatives

Prohibits genetic testing on fetuses to determine sexual orientation and abortions based on the same.

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Oct 28 2019
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House of Representatives

Directs the Department of Health and Human Services to establish a grant program to improve emergency department responses to patients at risk of suicide.

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Oct 28 2019
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House of Representatives

Re-establishes the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology to advise the President on science, technology, education, and innovation policy.

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Feb 3 2020
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Oct 25 2019
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White House

Summarizes gaps in research and development related to opioids, and recommends coordinated government action to combat the opioid crisis.

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Dec 5 2018
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Oct 24 2019
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Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)

Lays out plan for Democratic legislation encouraging the replacement of gas-powered cars with electric cars, that will be introduced if the Democrats gain a majority in the Senate in November 2020 elections

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Nov 3 2020
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Oct 24 2019
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Senate

Bipartisan bill that promotes the use of energy efficiency technologies in the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors of the US economy.

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Oct 23 2019
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Senate

Prohibits the use of biometric recognition technology and analytics in certain federally assisted rental housing.

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Oct 23 2019
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Amends the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (Public Law 115-271) to develop training materials for pharmacists on confirming the identity of individuals picking up prescriptions for controlled substances; encourages states to adopt prescription drug monitoring programs.

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Oct 23 2019
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House of Representatives

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