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Examines the global health and policy responses to the ongoing Wuhan coronavirus outbreak. 

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Feb 4 2020
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Supports chemical screening capabilities for narcotics at ports of entry and creates a centralized spectral database to aid in the chemical detection of such substances.

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Feb 4 2020
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Senate

Extends the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act privacy protection to teenagers age 12 to 18, expands the scope of covered information and limits the allowed uses of covered information of minors.

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Jan 29 2020
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House of Representatives

Directs the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund multidisciplinary research with potential relevance to suicide prevention and mental health treatment by issuing competitive, merit-based grants to universities and academic consortia.

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Jan 27 2020
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House of Representatives

Bans sharing US intelligence with countries allowing Huawei’s 5G technology within their borders.

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Jan 21 2020
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Requires the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to personally justify the decision to approve an opioid medication for marketing, if it goes against the relevant FDA Advisory Committee’s recommendation.

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Jan 16 2020
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House of Representatives

Establishes a grant program to support the expansion and improvement of substance abuse prevention, chronic pain management, and addiction treatment education in medical schools and health-related professional schools.

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Jan 16 2020
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House of Representatives

Creates a public education campaign to raise awareness about synthetic opioids.

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Jan 16 2020
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Proposes four strategic goals for the years 2020–2025 to leverage Health Information Technology as a tool to improve healthcare and secure health related data.

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Mar 18 2020
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Jan 15 2020
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Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Requires scientists conducting National Institutes of Health-funded research to create plans for managing and sharing scientific data produced as a result of that research.

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Mar 11 2020
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Jan 10 2020
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National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Calls for the formation of an interagency working group to strengthen the representation and leadership of the US at International Standard Setting Bodies for 5G technology.

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Jan 9 2020
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House of Representatives

Establishes a grant program for family community organizations to support families dealing with addiction.

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Jan 9 2020
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House of Representatives

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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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Reinterprets hazardous air pollutant (HAP) provisions of the Clean Air Act to allow "major sources" of HAPs to be reclassified as "area sources" once they emit less than 10 tons per year (tpy) of any single HAP or 25 tpy of any combination of HAPs, undoing the existing "once in always in" rule. 

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Sep 24 2019
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Jul 26 2019
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Puts in place process to reduce GHG emissions from all sectors of the New York state economy by 85% by 2050.

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Jul 18 2019
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State of New York

Recognizes the effect genome editing technology may have on society, and supports domestic and international cooperation in determining ethical standards for this type of research.

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Jul 15 2019
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Senate

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

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Jun 28 2019
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House of Representatives

Bipartisan bill that supports CO2 utilization and direct air capture research to facilitate the permitting and development of carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration projects and carbon dioxide pipelines.

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Jun 27 2019
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Senate

Bipartisan bill that would extend the wind investment tax credit (ITC) at 30 percent for offshore wind projects that start  construction by January 2027 or the year after the US has reached 3,000 MW of new offshore wind capacity.

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Jun 26 2019
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Senate

Updates the original, 2016 Strategic Plan to direct the government's ongoing research, development, and investment efforts into artificial intelligence.

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Jun 21 2019
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Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)

Calls for the Federal Trade Commission to bolster privacy and security protections for consumers' personal health data, including genetic information and information relating to mental health.

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Jun 13 2019
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Senate

Allows sale of gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol (E15) year round, including summer months. 

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Jun 10 2019
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

White paper, written with RAND Corporation, examining three alternative scenarios for deep decarbonization of the United States economy by 2050.

 

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May 28 2019
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Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)

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