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Requires scientists conducting National Institutes of Health-funded research to create plans for managing and sharing scientific data produced as a result of that research.

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Jan 10 2020
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Nov 8 2019
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National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Requires carbon monoxide alarms and detectors in federally assisted housing programs, including those for the elderly, the disabled, and rural communities.

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Nov 7 2019
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House of Representatives

Requires carbon monoxide alarms in federally assisted housing programs, including those for the elderly, the disabled, and rural communities.

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Nov 7 2019
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Senate

Directs the creation of an Artificial Intelligence Center of Excellence in the General Services Administration to support innovation of AI technologies in the federal government. 

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Nov 6 2019
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Creates the National Engineering Biology Research and Development Initiative.

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Nov 5 2019
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House of Representatives

Supports programs and registries to better understand and enhance awareness about sudden unexpected death in early life.

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Nov 5 2019
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Senate

Begins the process of withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement, which will take effect one year from delivery of the notification (i.e. Nov. 4, 2020).

 

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Nov 6 2019
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Nov 4 2019
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Department of State (DOS)

Recommends ethics guidelines for the use of artificial intelligence in the US Department of Defense by providing five ethics principles and twelve recommendations on how the DOD can best incorporate those principles.

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Nov 1 2019
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Department of Defense (DOD)

Requires the Department of Health and Human Services to encourage the development and implementation of campus plans to address mental health and prevent suicide in higher education institutions.

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Oct 31 2019
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House of Representatives

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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House of Representatives

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

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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)

White paper, written with RAND Corporation, examining three alternative scenarios for deep decarbonization of the United States economy by 2050.

 

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May 28 2019
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Finds that there would be no significant environmental impacts from  lifting an Obama-era moratorium on coal leasing on federal lands, paving the way for the moratorium to be lifted. 

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Jun 6 2019
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May 22 2019
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Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

Directs EPA offices to change their methods for calculating the health benefits of reducing pollution and taking other regulatory actions.

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May 21 2019
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Establishes a task force to study the effects of automated accounts on public opinion and elections.

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May 21 2019
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House of Representatives

Restricts Federal acquisition and use of critical information and communication technologies developed, installed, and/or purchased by a foreign power.

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May 17 2019
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Executive Office of the President

Establishes a process at the Colorado public utilities commission through which a public utility may implement an electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure program within the utility's service area.

 

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May 15 2019
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Eases safety rules put in place by Obama administration after 2010 Deepwater Horizon accident to prevent catastrophic accidents during offshore oil and gas operations.  

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May 15 2019
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Department of the Interior (DOI)

Requires executive branch approval for transferring to China technology, intellectual property, and other innovation that is important to the US national interest, economy, or military.

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May 14 2019
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Senate

Requires the Office of Personnel Management to create a voluntary rotational cyber-workforce program for Federal agencies.

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Apr 30 2019
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Senate

Proposes that SAB review the scientific and technical basis underlying the approach to incorporating co-benefits into regulatory analyses. 

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Apr 25 2019
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Proposes that SAB review the scientific and technical basis underlying the approach to incorporating co-benefits into regulatory analyses. 

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Apr 25 2019
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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