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Permits CAR T-cell therapy to be covered under Medicare when administered in approved healthcare facilities.

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Aug 7 2019
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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Grants funds to provide fingerprint and DNA identification kits to parents of young children so as to assist with finding missing children should the situation arise.

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Aug 6 2019
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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

Expands Medicaid coverage to include the use of whole genome sequencing for diagnosing some rare pediatric diseases.

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Aug 2 2019
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House of Representatives

Allows for DNA testing at the United States border of aliens in order to determine whether or not a familial relationship exists between an alien and any accompanying minors.

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Aug 1 2019
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Senate

Provides support for new and existing state and local government programs that would provide medication-assisted treatment to incarcerated individuals with opioid use disorder.

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Jul 31 2019
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House of Representatives

Requires that the National Science Foundation fund research on opioid addiction through merit-based grants.

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Jul 31 2019
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Senate

Promotes cannabis research for public health and therapeutic benefits.

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Jul 31 2019
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Senate

Criminalizes the importation or transportation of childlike sex dolls, mannequins, and robots.

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Jul 31 2019
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Senate

Reviews the progress of, identifies obstacles to, and provides recommendations on nationwide positive train control implementation, particularly in regard to system interoperability.

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Jul 31 2019
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Government Accountability Office (GAO)

Incentivizes states to establish systems through which mental health professionals can identify individuals considered dangerous in order to limit their ability to purchase and possess firearms.

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Jul 30 2019
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House of Representatives

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