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There have been 5 policies introduced over the past month

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Requires regulations to safeguard consumer privacy and security when interacting with automatic telephone dialing systems or calls made using an artificial or prerecorded voice.

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Jul 17 2019
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Recommends relaxing regulatory oversight of civilian nuclear power plants, including decreasing frequency and scope of federal inspections. 

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Jul 17 2019
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Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

Reauthorizes the federal Energy Efficiency Block Grant Program that had been implemented as part of the 2009 post-recession stimulus package, but had been allowed to expire in 2014.  

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Jul 17 2019
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Requires the Department of Veteran Affairs to award grants to improve suicide prevention services for veterans and their families.

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Jul 16 2019
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Recognizes the effect genome editing technology may have on society, and supports domestic and international cooperation in determining ethical standards for this type of research.

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Jul 15 2019
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Senate
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Jul 12 2019
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European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

Outlines explicitly that it is unlawful for certain individuals to ship, transport, or possess biological agents and toxins.

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Jul 10 2019
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Delineates the process for placing chemicals into appropriate hazard groups and setting appropriate occupational exposure limits.

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Jul 10 2019
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Directs the Department of Energy to develop and leverage artificial intelligence resources to support the Department of Veterans Affairs' healthcare services.

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Jul 16 2019
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Jul 9 2019
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Bolsters stress and mental health related programs for law enforcement officers.

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Jul 9 2019
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A bipartisan bill that would require the Secretary of Energy to establish a demonstration initiative focused on the development of long-duration energy storage technologies, including a joint program to be established in consultation with the Secretary of Defense.

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Jul 9 2019
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Directs the Secretary of Energy to establish a program to reduce the cost of energy storage through research, development, and demonstration.

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Jul 9 2019
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