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There have been 13 policies introduced over the past month

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Calls for the addition of suicide prevention resources to identification cards for students.

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Jun 11 2019
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Brief memo from the Acting Director of the Bureau of Offshore Energy Management (BOEM) laying out a region-by-region offshore wind leasing strategy.

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Jun 11 2019
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Bureau of Offshore Energy Management (BOEM)

Allows sale of gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol (E15) year round, including summer months. 

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Jun 10 2019
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Revises EPA guidance on the implementation of Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 401 to limit the time and scope of state and local government review of federally permitted projects that pose a pollution threat to local water bodies, including oil and gas pipelines.  

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Jun 7 2019
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Provides $200m a year for next five years to assist public school districts in replacing traditional diesel buses with new, electric buses, with the aim of tacklng a significant portion of transportation sector greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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Jun 6 2019
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Imposes a fee on opioid drug manufacturers to fund substance abuse prevention and treatment programs.

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Jun 5 2019
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Establishes a grant program to encourage the use of assistance dogs by certain members of the Armed Forces and veterans.

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Jun 5 2019
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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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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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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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