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Authorizes the Department of Education to study the effect of school start on adolescent health, including aspects of mental health.

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Mar 25 2019
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Seeks condemnation and cessation of the mass arbitrary detention of Turkic Muslims in the Xinjian Uighur Region of China by means of imposing controls of US's exports of surveillance advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and biometric technologies.

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Mar 22 2019
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Proposes to allow gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol (E15) to take advantage of a Clean Air Act waiver currently applicable only to E10 to allow E15's sale during  summer months. 

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Apr 29 2019
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Mar 21 2019
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Establishes the Prescription Safety Alert System to gather and maintain information about an individual's prescription and dispensing history in the hope of combating opioid abuse and misuse.

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Mar 21 2019
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Amends the responsibilities of the Federal Communications Commission to coordinate with the Department of Education grant programs to ready the nation's workforce for new advancements in communications infrastructure, including 5G spectrum technologies.

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Mar 21 2019
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Outlines and justifies a case for the use of medication-assisted therapy to treat opioid use disorder.

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Mar 20 2019
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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM)

Holds that National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) requires the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to take climate change into account when evaluating the environmental impacts of granting oil and gas leases. 

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Apr 8 2019
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Mar 19 2019
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Issues naloxone and other opioid receptor blockers to first responders.

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Mar 18 2019
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Requests $127 million to fund Consumer Product Safety Commission mission to protect the public from unreasonable risk of harm from consumer products.

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Apr 17 2019
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Mar 18 2019
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Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

Revises a set of 2015 conservation management plans by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and US Forest Service (USFS) to protect sage grouse habitat on federal land in several western states, reopening the habitat to oil and gas drilling. 

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Mar 15 2019
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Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

Addresses the shortage of mental health providers of the Department of Defense and develops a program to monitor prescriptions related to post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Mar 15 2019
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Updates enforcement guidelines meant to limit teenage use of electronic cigarettes, including to require pre-market approval of all flavored e-cigarette devices by August 2021 and more strictly enforcing age verification methods for individuals who purchase these products.

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Apr 30 2019
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Mar 14 2019
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

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