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There have been 33 policies introduced over the past month

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Discusses the applications and impacts of adding EU-approved nanomaterials to food contact material made of plastic.

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Jul 1 2018
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European Union

Affirms that existing PJM capacity market bidding rules must be changed to adequately address subsidized resources, while rejecting two PJM proposals to do so, and suggesting framework around which PJM must adopt new rules.

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Jun 29 2018
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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

Decriminalizes marijuana and directs various agencies to research the effects of marijuana on brain development and driving ability.  

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Jun 28 2018
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Senate

Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act such that immigration officials could request DNA from immigrants who are in the process of being reunited with family members.

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Jun 27 2018
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House of Representatives

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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Outlines the opinion of the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) on the safety of styrene/acrylate copolymers in leave-on cosmetic products.

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Jun 25 2018
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European Commission

Directs the Department of Transportation to provide funding to institutions establishing workforce retaining programs for workers displaced or at risk of losing their jobs due to higher-level automated driving systems.

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Jun 22 2018
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Establishes guidelines for the Class II special controls for next generation sequencing tumor profiling tests.

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Jun 22 2018
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Mandates that the Children Health Insurance Plan cover various mental health services, including services related to substance abuse disorder for low-income children and pregnant women.

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Jun 20 2018
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Instructs the Food and Drug Administration to develop evidence-based guidelines for prescribing opioid analgesics.

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Jun 19 2018
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Amends the Controlled Substances Act to require the Drug Enforcement Administration to provide more detailed reports on patterns of opioids sales to distributors and manufacturers to help monitor and curtail suspicious or illegal opioid orders.

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Jun 19 2018
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Alters regulations surrounding the distribution and labeling of genetically engineered salmon.

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Jun 18 2018
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Senate

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