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Proposes actions for coordinating the promotion and regulation of AI technologies between the European Commission and European member states, and invites feedback from all stakeholders and interested parties.

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Jun 11 2020
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Feb 19 2020
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European Commission

Extends privacy protection over certain online behavioral data and transfers enforcement of federal privacy laws from the Federal Trade Commission to a novel federal agency established by the bill: the Data Privacy Agency.

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Feb 13 2020
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Senate

Halts federal use of facial recognition technology by the federal government until Congress passes the facial recognition legislation proposed by a new commission established by the bill.

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Feb 12 2020
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Expands government grant programs to encourage the participation of veterans in STEM and computer science fields.

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Feb 11 2020
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Examines the global health and policy responses to the ongoing Wuhan coronavirus outbreak. 

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Feb 4 2020
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Supports chemical screening capabilities for narcotics at ports of entry and creates a centralized spectral database to aid in the chemical detection of such substances.

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Feb 4 2020
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Senate

Extends the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act privacy protection to teenagers age 12 to 18, expands the scope of covered information and limits the allowed uses of covered information of minors.

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Jan 29 2020
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House of Representatives

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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Jan 27 2020
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House of Representatives

Bans sharing US intelligence with countries allowing Huawei’s 5G technology within their borders.

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Jan 21 2020
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House of Representatives

Requires the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to personally justify the decision to approve an opioid medication for marketing, if it goes against the relevant FDA Advisory Committee’s recommendation.

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Jan 16 2020
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House of Representatives

Establishes a grant program to support the expansion and improvement of substance abuse prevention, chronic pain management, and addiction treatment education in medical schools and health-related professional schools.

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Jan 16 2020
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House of Representatives

Creates a public education campaign to raise awareness about synthetic opioids.

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Jan 16 2020
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House of Representatives

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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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