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Mandates the Department of Homeland Security produce a periodic report on digital content forgery technology, otherwise known as “deepfakes.”

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Sep 10 2019
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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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Sep 10 2019
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Senate

Requires every gun sold to carry a warning label that includes the number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

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Sep 10 2019
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House of Representatives

Sets terms for voluntary agreement between California Air Resources Board and several major automakers to limit greenhouse gas emissions from cars and light duty trucks. 

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Sep 6 2019
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State of California

Creates the National Rare Disease or Condition Surveillance System to provide data for and track research on rare diseases.

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Sep 6 2019
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House of Representatives

Establishes the National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee to advise and make recommendations to the Executive Branch in regard to trends and developments of quantum technology and research.

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Oct 4 2019
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Sep 5 2019
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White House

Proposes to eliminates energy efficiency requirements for standard residential light bulbs that were supposed to go into effect on January 1, 2020, under a George W. Bush-era amendment to the Energy Policy and Conservation Act. 

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Nov 4 2019
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Sep 5 2019
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Department of Energy (DOE)

Reports the current state of opioid disposal in the US, and states the evidence presented by and suggestions of the FDA, DEA, and EPA on public use of opioid disposal.

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Sep 3 2019
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Government Accountability Office (GAO)

Provides options for direct federal infrastructure investments that could lead to significant greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions.

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Sep 3 2019
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Center for American Progress

Outlines the budget proposed by the National Nanotechnology Initiative for nanotechnology-related investments in the President’s 2020 Budget and provides information on progress made toward goals of the initiative.

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Aug 30 2019
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National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI)

Commissions the National Institutes of Health to conduct research on evidence-based strategies for combating stress among teachers to improve classroom environments and reduce turnover in the educational profession.

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Aug 30 2019
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House of Representatives

Modifies the Controlled Substances Act to explain the eligibility of community mental health centers to register for practicing telemedicine.

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Aug 28 2019
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House of Representatives

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