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

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Jan 8 2020
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Establishes guidelines for federal agencies’ regulatory and non-regulatory action over certain artificial intelligence applications used by non-federal entities.

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Mar 13 2020
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Jan 7 2020
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Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)

Summarizes two recent government actions to limit teen access to tobacco products.

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Jan 7 2020
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Defines the word “entity” as used in cybersecurity and infrastructure security law and requires federal coordination with those entities on cybersecurity measures.

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Jan 3 2020
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House of Representatives

Transfers the ability to exempt detained undocumented immigrants from DNA-sample collection based on resource and operational limitations from the Department of Homeland Security to the Department of Justice.

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Nov 19 2019
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Jan 2 2020
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Department of Justice (DOJ)

Establishes labeling and disclosure requirements for bioengineered foods.

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Jan 1 2020
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Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Adds fines and enforcement mechanisms against unauthenticated robocalls, requires voice service providers to authenticate calls originating from phone lines or from the internet, and increases protections for voice service subscribers from receiving unwanted calls or text messages from unauthenticated numbers.

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May 15 2020
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Dec 30 2019
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Senate

Provides the tobacco industry with guidelines for submitting plans regarding cigarette packaging and advertising.

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Feb 7 2020
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Dec 30 2019
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Allows the National Science Foundation to award grants that would develop the participation of female prekindergarten and elementary school students in STEM and computer science fields.

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Dec 24 2019
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Senate

Requires executive branch agencies to develop and publish methods for non-governmental entities to report potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities to those agencies. 

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Jan 10 2020
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Dec 23 2019
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Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Requires the Department of Defense to submit a report to Congress containing information and details on the Department’s artificial intelligence strategy.

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Dec 20 2019
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House of Representatives

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