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Reauthorizes and creates various programs related to concussions and traumatic brain injuries.

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Dec 11 2018
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House of Representatives

Amends the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 to expand knowledge about the genomes and phenomes of crops and livestock in the United States.

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Dec 11 2018
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House of Representatives

Conducts a review of the Federal Aviation Administration’s standards and oversight for unmanned aircraft systems.

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Dec 6 2018
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Office of Inspector General (OIG)

Defines significant new use rules for handling carbon nanomaterials (and 25 other chemical substances).

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Dec 4 2018
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Approves Vitrakvi, the first drug that targets a specific genetic mutation in some tumors, for treating adult and pediatric patients with some types of cancer.

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Nov 26 2018
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Authorizes the Attorney General to fund medication-assisted treatment programs for incarcerated individuals with opioid addiction, and to oversee the programs’ development in coordination with state and local governments.

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Nov 15 2018
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House of Representatives

Temporarily blocks construction of Keystone Pipeline XL until completion of further environmental review. 

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Nov 8 2018
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U.S. District Court for the District of Montana

Establishes a task force within the Federal Trade Commission to study automated accounts or bots.

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Nov 6 2018
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House of Representatives

Establishes guidelines for addressing the opioid crisis by identifying gaps in knowledge and tools, and discerning ways to improve Federal R&D.

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Dec 5 2018
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Nov 5 2018
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Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)

Approves the pharmaceutical use of Epidiolex, a cannabidiol oral solution, for the treatment of seizures in individuals two years of age or older.

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Nov 2 2018
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

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

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Oct 31 2018
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Disseminates top priorities for the Food and Drug Administration regarding innovation in plant and animal biotechnology to advance public health.

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Oct 30 2018
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

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Amends the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 to expand knowledge about the genomes and phenomes of crops and livestock in the United States.

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Dec 11 2018
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House of Representatives

Implements a wide variety of programs and initiatives to address the opioid crisis in the United States.

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Oct 26 2018
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House of Representatives

Supports the increased access to and research of radio frequency technology to strengthen economic activity and​ national security of federal and non-federal stakeholders.

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Oct 25 2018
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Executive Office of the President

Creates terms and conditions for carrying out DNA testing to unify families.

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Oct 1 2018
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House of Representatives

Advances electronic Government initiatives by improving the framework of information technology accessibility, policy-making, and security.

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Sep 27 2018
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House of Representatives

Creates an Emerging Technology Policy Lab to promote collaborative and impactful uses of artificial intelligence within and outside of the Federal government.

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Sep 26 2018
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Senate

Supports the United States’ leadership in the research and development of quantum science and technology.

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Sep 13 2018
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House of Representatives

Institutes a national standard for disclosing the bioengineered status of foods for retail sale.

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Jul 3 2018
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Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Requires the creation of best practices for including information regarding a patient’s opioid use disorder history in certain medical records.

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Jun 13 2018
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House of Representatives

Modifies the Public Health Service Act to increase governmental efforts focused on antibiotic resistance. 

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Feb 28 2018
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Senate

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Eases 2016 New Source Performance Standards for fugitive emissions of methane and other pollutants from the oil and gas sector as part of Trump Administration deregulation push

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Dec 17 2018
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Oct 15 2018
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Instructs pipeline industry to provide additional information, including extensive mitigation and contingency plans, for construction of pipelines passing under wetlands and water bodies. 

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Dec 28 2018
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Oct 26 2018
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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)