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Directs the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund multidisciplinary research with potential relevance to suicide prevention and mental health treatment by issuing competitive, merit-based grants to universities and academic consortia.

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Dec 12 2019
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House of Representatives

Designates 988 as the universal telephone number for a national suicide and mental health hotline.

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Dec 11 2019
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Senate

Evaluates and improves drug testing for transportation-related activities.

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Dec 11 2019
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Authorizes the National Institutes of Health to grant awards supporting researchers focused on pediatric research.

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Dec 11 2019
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Issues final significant new use rules (SNUR) for 22 chemical substances, including carbon nanomaterial (generic), and includes guidelines to minimize risk of harmful exposure to humans and the environment.

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Nov 25 2019
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Removes cannabis from the schedules of controlled substances, directs federal courts to expunge certain cannabis-related convictions, and establishes a trust fund for reinvestment in communities adversely affected by the past enforcement actions for drug offenses.

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Jan 15 2020
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Nov 21 2019
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Defines the word “entity” as used in cybersecurity and infrastructure security law, requires the provision of grants to those entities for cybersecurity and infrastructure security activities, and requires federal coordination with those entities on cybersecurity measures.

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Nov 21 2019
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Nov 20 2019
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Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Requires the executive branch to develop a strategy for securing 5G technologies in the US, assisting US allies in maximizing 5G technology security, and protecting industry competitiveness and consumer privacy.

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Nov 20 2019
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Raises the legal age at which entities can sell and market tobacco products from 18 to 21 and imposes new restrictions on the advertising and marketing of tobacco products.

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Nov 19 2019
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Nov 19 2019
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House of Representatives

Describes developments in nanotechnology for health care and highlights their unique regulatory challenges.

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Nov 18 2019
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European Commission

Provides that EPA should whenever possible rely on studies for which all underlying data and models are publicly available to promulgate "significant regulatory decisions," and assigns lower weight to the evidence, findings and conclusions of any studies that are based on confidential information that cannot be publicly disclosed. 

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Jan 21 2020
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Nov 11 2019
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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Mandates the Department of Homeland Security produce a periodic report on digital content forgery technology, otherwise known as “deepfakes.”

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Sep 10 2019
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Sets terms for voluntary agreement between California Air Resources Board and several major automakers to limit greenhouse gas emissions from cars and light duty trucks. 

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Sep 6 2019
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State of California

Revises current regulations on movement of certain genetically engineered organisms, particularly those posing a plant pest risk, in order to create a more efficient process in which developers can transport their products.

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Aug 5 2019
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Aug 5 2019
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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

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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House of Representatives

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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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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

Recognizes the effect genome editing technology may have on society, and supports domestic and international cooperation in determining ethical standards for this type of research.

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Jul 15 2019
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Senate

Mandates the Department of Homeland Security produce a periodic report on digital content forgery technology, otherwise known as “deepfakes.”

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Jun 28 2019
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House of Representatives

Bipartisan bill that supports CO2 utilization and direct air capture research to facilitate the permitting and development of carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration projects and carbon dioxide pipelines.

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Jun 27 2019
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Bipartisan bill that would extend the wind investment tax credit (ITC) at 30 percent for offshore wind projects that start  construction by January 2027 or the year after the US has reached 3,000 MW of new offshore wind capacity.

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Jun 26 2019
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Senate

Updates the original, 2016 Strategic Plan to direct the government's ongoing research, development, and investment efforts into artificial intelligence.

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Jun 21 2019
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Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)

Calls for the Federal Trade Commission to bolster privacy and security protections for consumers' personal health data, including genetic information and information relating to mental health.

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Jun 13 2019
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