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Prohibits any federal funds from being used to advance a U.S. withdrawal from the 2015 Paris Agreement, and calls on the President to develop and make public a plan for how the US will meet the agreement's greenhouse gas pollution reduction goals.  

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Apr 3 2019
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Updates and reauthorizes the Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act of 2009, including the use of unmanned maritime systems and high performance computing to monitor and analyze the Nation's water systems.

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Apr 3 2019
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Bolsters stress and mental health related programs for law enforcement officers.

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Apr 3 2019
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A rulemaking process to update standards for nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from highway heavy-duty trucks and engines.

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Apr 3 2019
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Addresses the global epidemics of autism, hydrocephalus, and Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia by establishing assistance, training, and treatment programs pertaining to these diseases worldwide.

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Apr 3 2019
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Removes lead acetate from the list of acceptable color additives for coloring hair on the scalp.

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Apr 1 2019
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Requires wholesale electric power markets to create new rules that will allow for the participation of energy storage resources in energy wholesale markets.

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Apr 1 2019
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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

Amends and repeals some recommendations involving radiation protection for medical procedures and standards for x-ray systems, lasers, and ultrasonic therapy products.

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Jul 1 2019
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Apr 1 2019
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Requires the Federal Trade Commission to establish and enforce regulations for entities handling sensitive user-data, including genetic information.

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Apr 1 2019
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Strikes down April 2017 Trump Executive Order opening Arctic Ocean to oil and gas exploration as unlawful and in excess pf the president's authority, and reinstates Obama orders withdrawing the area from drilling.

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Apr 28 2019
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Mar 29 2019
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Commissions a study from the Government Accountability Office to better understand and address barriers that have prevented certain populations from participating in federally funded cancer clinical trials.

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Mar 29 2019
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Calls for a pilot program within the Department of Veterans Affairs to understand the benefits of posttraumatic growth programs on certain veterans.

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Mar 29 2019
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