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Implements a wide variety of programs and initiatives to address the opioid crisis in the United States.

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Sep 17 2018
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Supports the United States’ leadership in the research and development of quantum science and technology.

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Sep 13 2018
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House of Representatives

Directs the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration to coordinate and study the use of unmanned maritime systems.

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Aug 28 2018
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Senate

Supports the United States’ leadership in the research and development of quantum science and technology.

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Aug 1 2018
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Senate

Extends certain services normally reserved for individuals who are at least 60 years old to any individual with early-onset Alzheimer's disease.

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Jul 31 2018
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House of Representatives

Directs NERC to modify its Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standards to broaden and standardize mandatory reporting of cyber security incidents.

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Jul 31 2018
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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

Phase I of a planned two-pase modification of a 2015 rule regulating coal ash disposal under RCRA to allow coal ash waste site operators increased regulatory flexibility, diminish monitoring and remediation practices, and reduce federal oversight.

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Jul 30 2018
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Provides the National Institutes of Health funding to study the cognitive, physical, and social-emotional effects of technology on infants, children, and adolescents as they age.

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Jul 26 2018
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House of Representatives

Reauthorizes and creates various programs related to concussions and traumatic brain injuries.

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Jul 26 2018
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House of Representatives

Provides the National Institutes of Health funding to study the cognitive, physical, and social-emotional effects of technology on infants, children, and adolescents as they age.

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Jul 26 2018
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Senate

Requires the Federal Communications Commission to establish a task force for meeting the connectivity and technology needs of precision agriculture in the United States.

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Jul 24 2018
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House of Representatives

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Implements a wide variety of programs and initiatives to address the opioid crisis in the United States.

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Sep 17 2018
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House of Representatives

Supports the United States’ leadership in the research and development of quantum science and technology.

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Sep 13 2018
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House of Representatives

Requires the creation of best practices for including information regarding a patient’s opioid use disorder history in certain medical records.

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Jun 13 2018
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House of Representatives

Modifies the Public Health Service Act to increase governmental efforts focused on antibiotic resistance. 

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Feb 28 2018
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Senate

Expands the ability of workplace wellness programs to collect personalized genetic information from employees but still remain in compliance with the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, the American Disabilities Act, and the Public Health Service Act.

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Dec 11 2017
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House of Representatives

Requires the creation of best practices for including information regarding a patient’s opioid use disorder history in certain medical records.

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Aug 11 2017
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Senate

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Reports findings from a consortium of Artificial Intelligence experts and stakeholders regarding the technology’s evolution and development over time; future opportunities, challenges, and risks of implementing the technology; and new research priorities for regulation.

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Sep 20 2018
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Jun 26 2018
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NHTSA proposes to mandate standardized vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications for new light vehicles

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Sep 20 2018
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Apr 12 2017
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