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Reports goals, accomplishments, and future directions for National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Nanotechnology Research Center.

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Aug 20 2019
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

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

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Aug 20 2019
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House of Representatives

Bipartisan bill that would establish a two-year pilot program in the Department of Energy's (DOE's) national labs to identify security vulnerabilities in the energy sector and evaluate technology to isolate critical energy-sector systems from cyberattacks, and would further establish a DOE working group to develop a national strategy for isolating the energy grid from cyberattacks.

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Aug 16 2019
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Senate
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Aug 15 2019
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Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Expands access to and coverage for the drug pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

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Aug 14 2019
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Develops an ethical and regulatory framework of potential clinical applications of human germline genome editing.

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Nov 14 2019
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Aug 12 2019
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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM)

Allows for DNA testing on aliens apprehended at United States borders to determine whether a familial relationship exists between the alien and any accompanying minor.

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Aug 12 2019
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House of Representatives

Streamlines state and tribal government water quality certification process under Clean Water Act (CWA) section 401, "to increase the predictability and timeliness of section 401 certification" and speed the development of infrastructure projects that may result in pollution discharges to waters of the United States. 

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Aug 8 2019
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Permits CAR T-cell therapy to be covered under Medicare when administered in approved healthcare facilities.

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Aug 7 2019
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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Grants funds to provide fingerprint and DNA identification kits to parents of young children so as to assist with finding missing children should the situation arise.

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Aug 6 2019
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House of Representatives

Revises current regulations on movement of certain genetically engineered organisms, particularly those posing a plant pest risk, in order to create a more efficient process in which developers can transport their products.

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Aug 5 2019
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Aug 5 2019
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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

Encourages the transition to a clean energy economy in the US by drafting a report on and funding training programs for clean energy jobs. 

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Aug 2 2019
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House of Representatives

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