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Prohibits genetic testing on fetuses to determine sexual orientation and abortions based on the same.

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Oct 28 2019
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House of Representatives

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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Oct 28 2019
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House of Representatives

Re-establishes the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology to advise the President on science, technology, education, and innovation policy.

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Feb 3 2020
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Oct 25 2019
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White House

Summarizes gaps in research and development related to opioids, and recommends coordinated government action to combat the opioid crisis.

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Dec 5 2018
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Oct 24 2019
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Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)

Lays out plan for Democratic legislation encouraging the replacement of gas-powered cars with electric cars, that will be introduced if the Democrats gain a majority in the Senate in November 2020 elections

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Nov 3 2020
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Oct 24 2019
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Senate

Prohibits the use of biometric recognition technology and analytics in certain federally assisted rental housing.

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Oct 23 2019
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Senate

Amends the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (Public Law 115-271) to develop training materials for pharmacists on confirming the identity of individuals picking up prescriptions for controlled substances; encourages states to adopt prescription drug monitoring programs.

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Oct 23 2019
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House of Representatives

Establishes a Countering Unmanned Aircraft Systems Coordinator to oversee Department of Homeland Security efforts on addressing threats from unmanned aircraft systems.

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Oct 23 2019
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House of Representatives

Authorizes Swedish Match Inc. to market eight smokeless tobacco products in the US using modified warning labels and advertisements that indicate reduced health risks in comparison to regular cigarettes.

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Oct 22 2019
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
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Oct 18 2019
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House of Representatives

Extends compensation and eligibility rules for spouses of veterans who died from ALS.

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Oct 18 2019
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House of Representatives

Modifies required warning labels for cigarette packages and advertisements to better reflect known health risks and mandates that new textual warnings be printed alongside color images visualizing the negative health consequences.

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Oct 15 2019
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

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