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There have been 19 policies introduced over the past month

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Calls for new disclosure and enforcement requirements to increase parity in mental health and substance abuse benefits in health insurance plans.

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May 21 2019
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Adds new restrictions around and proposes penalties for opioid "dubious" marketing or distribution practices.

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May 21 2019
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Senate

Bolsters parity around mental health and substance abuse treatments.

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May 20 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

Reauthorizes an office within the Department of Energy and direct the Secretary of Energy to establish and carry out a comprehensive, nationwide energy-related industries jobs program, including the development of programs to teach energy efficiency, manufacturing efficiency, community energy resiliency, and conservation, and a grant program to pay the wages of workers training to work in the renewable energy sector, energy efficiency sector, or grid modernization sector.

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May 16 2019
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House of Representatives

Changes the provisions for studying the long term effects of blast pressure exposure on members of the Armed Forces.

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May 16 2019
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Senate

Expands required coverage of infertility treatments, including in vitro fertilization and genetic screening, in health insurance plans.

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May 16 2019
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House of Representatives

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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Eliminates a 24-month waiting period for individuals with Huntington's disease to receive Medicare benefits after qualifying for Social Security Disability Insurance.

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May 15 2019
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Eliminates a 24-month waiting period for individuals with Huntington's disease to receive Medicare benefits after qualifying for Social Security Disability Insurance.

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May 15 2019
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Senate

Explicitly includes coverage for treating eating disorders for members of the Armed Services and dependents of those members.

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May 15 2019
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House of Representatives

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Amends chapter 47 of the United States Criminal Code regarding fraud and false statements to include the deceptive use or distribution of deepfakes, an artificial-enabled technology capable of editing audio and visual recordings.

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Dec 21 2018
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Senate

Amends the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 to expand knowledge about the genomes and phenomes of crops and livestock in the United States.

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Dec 20 2018
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House of Representatives

Rolls back 2015 EPA rule requiring all new coal-fired power plants to employ carbon capture technology to control greenhouse gas emissions. 

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Mar 18 2019
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Dec 20 2018
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Provides notice that State Department will comply with November 8, 2018 federal court decision requiring new environmental impact statement (EIS) under NEPA in order to authorize Keystone XL Pipeline

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Dec 3 2018
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Department of State (DOS)

Replaces Obama-era Clean Power Plan (CPP)

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Oct 31 2018
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Implements a wide variety of programs and initiatives to address the opioid crisis in the United States.

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Jun 14 2019
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Oct 26 2018
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House of Representatives

Replaces Obama-era combined average fuel economy (CAFE) standards for cars and light duty trucks. 

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Jun 20 2019
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Oct 26 2018
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Supports the increased access to and research of radio frequency technology to strengthen economic activity and​ national security of federal and non-federal stakeholders.

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Oct 25 2018
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Executive Office of the President

Creates terms and conditions for carrying out DNA testing to unify families.

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Oct 1 2018
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House of Representatives

Advances electronic Government initiatives by improving the framework of information technology accessibility, policy-making, and security.

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Sep 27 2018
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House of Representatives

Creates an Emerging Technology Policy Lab to promote collaborative and impactful uses of artificial intelligence within and outside of the Federal government.

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Sep 26 2018
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Senate

Proposes to revise April 2016 regulations for offshore oil and gas well control and blowout preventer systems to reduce "unnecessary regulatory burdens." 

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Aug 6 2018
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Department of the Interior (DOI)

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