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Amends the Social Security Act to direct the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid to make separate payments for non-opioid pain-management treatments in outpatient surgical procedures.

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Dec 17 2019
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Designates 988 as the universal telephone number for a national suicide and mental health hotline.

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Dec 11 2019
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Senate

Evaluates and improves drug testing for transportation-related activities.

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Dec 11 2019
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Senate

Authorizes the National Institutes of Health to grant awards supporting researchers focused on pediatric research.

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Dec 11 2019
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Senate

Directs the Department of Health and Human Services to establish a grant program to improve emergency department responses to patients at risk of suicide.

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Dec 10 2019
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Senate

Details policies potentially governing the recently-announced data sharing partnership between Google and Ascension.

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Dec 10 2019
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Directs the Department of Veterans Affairs to conduct a review of veteran suicides

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Dec 5 2019
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Issues final significant new use rules (SNUR) for 22 chemical substances, including carbon nanomaterial (generic), and includes guidelines to minimize risk of harmful exposure to humans and the environment.

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Nov 25 2019
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Removes cannabis from the schedules of controlled substances, directs federal courts to expunge certain cannabis-related convictions, and establishes a trust fund for reinvestment in communities adversely affected by the past enforcement actions for drug offenses.

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Jan 15 2020
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Nov 21 2019
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House of Representatives

Defines the word “entity” as used in cybersecurity and infrastructure security law, requires the provision of grants to those entities for cybersecurity and infrastructure security activities, and requires federal coordination with those entities on cybersecurity measures.

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Nov 21 2019
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Senate
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Nov 20 2019
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Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Requires the executive branch to develop a strategy for securing 5G technologies in the US, assisting US allies in maximizing 5G technology security, and protecting industry competitiveness and consumer privacy.

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Nov 20 2019
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House of Representatives

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