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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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Nov 19 2019
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Describes developments in nanotechnology for health care and highlights their unique regulatory challenges.

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Nov 18 2019
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European Commission

Requires law enforcement agents to obtain a court order in order to use facial recognition technology in public spaces to surveil individuals for more than three days.

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Nov 14 2019
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Senate

Directs the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Science Foundation to conduct and promote external research on the security, integrity, and accessibility of voting systems, and updates the definition of a “voting system” in the US Code.

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Nov 8 2019
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Requires carbon monoxide alarms and detectors in federally assisted housing programs, including those for the elderly, the disabled, and rural communities.

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Nov 7 2019
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House of Representatives

Requires carbon monoxide alarms in federally assisted housing programs, including those for the elderly, the disabled, and rural communities.

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Nov 7 2019
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Senate

Directs the creation of an Artificial Intelligence Center of Excellence in the General Services Administration to support innovation of AI technologies in the federal government. 

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Nov 6 2019
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Senate

Creates the National Engineering Biology Research and Development Initiative.

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Nov 5 2019
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House of Representatives

Supports programs and registries to better understand and enhance awareness about sudden unexpected death in early life.

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Nov 5 2019
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Senate

Begins the process of withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement, which will take effect one year from delivery of the notification (i.e. Nov. 4, 2020).

 

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Nov 6 2019
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Nov 4 2019
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Department of State (DOS)

Requires the Department of Health and Human Services to encourage the development and implementation of campus plans to address mental health and prevent suicide in higher education institutions.

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Oct 31 2019
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Creates a new schedule of controlled substances, schedule A, to regulate analogs of drugs currently controlled under schedules I-V that are imported, or offered for import, into the US.

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Oct 31 2019
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House of Representatives

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