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Requires the Federal Trade Commission to set data security standards for entities that collect and sell users’ personal information and to create a “Do Not Track” website, a single platform where consumers can opt-out of the distribution of their personal data carried out by any company.

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Oct 17 2019
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Clarifies scientific integrity policies that federal research agencies and their employees must follow when they conduct scientific research and communicate the findings.

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Oct 17 2019
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House of Representatives

Modifies required warning labels for cigarette packages and advertisements to better reflect known health risks and mandates that new textual warnings be printed alongside color images visualizing the negative health consequences.

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Oct 15 2019
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Directs states to implement programs to prevent and treat concussions resulting from participation in school athletic activities.

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Oct 15 2019
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Senate

Proposes significant new use rules (SNUR) for 31 chemical substances, including multiwalled carbon nanotubes (generic), and includes guidelines to minimize risk of harmful exposure to humans and the environment.

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Nov 12 2019
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Oct 11 2019
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Imposes an excise tax on manufacturers, producers, and importers of opioids, the revenue from which would be allocated to programs supporting opioid abuse prevention and addiction treatment.

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Oct 11 2019
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House of Representatives

Requires that executive branch agencies treat guidance documents as non-binding both in law and in practice, take public input into account when appropriate in formulating guidance documents, and make guidance documents readily available to the public.

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Oct 10 2019
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White House

Recommends steps clinicians can take to safely reduce or discontinue their patients' use of prescription opioid drugs, especially after long-term use.

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Oct 10 2019
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Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Provides clinicians with guidance on best practices for reducing the dosage or discontinuing the use of opioids among long-term pain management patients.

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Oct 10 2019
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Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Establishes a tobacco product standard that limits the concentration of nicotine in e-liquids to less than 20 milligrams per milliliter.

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Oct 8 2019
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House of Representatives

Rejects (without prejudice) bid by Tri-State Generation and Transmission to qualify for federal, rather than state, regulation to avoid Colorado requirements that electric power providers move to 100% renewable power by 2040. 

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Oct 4 2019
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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

Recommends that NHTSA and EPA conduct an interim evaluation of CAFE standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles in 2021-2022 to ensure and improve their effectiveness and value, which would address vehicle technologies, fuel mix, efficiency of the freight system, and future regulatory frameworks.

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Oct 4 2019
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Oct 4 2019
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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM)

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