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U.S. Government Information: WR 1/15/22

Guide to information resources by and about the federal government.

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This page is an attempt to provide current awareness of federal government reports and activities. The page will be updated weekly to provide links to important, newsworthy, or interesting material published during the previous week. The goal is to keep the links to a manageable number for readers, not to be a comprehensive listing. All links are captured in the Internet Archive if possible, and a list of earlier roundups is available.

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Press releases : Jan 15 - Jan 21

1/18 - DIA Bookshelf and Listening Library: Now available! (DIA)

1/18 - Secretary Vilsack Announces New 10 Year Strategy to Confront the Wildfire Crisis (FS; direct to strategy page)

1/18 - Guiding Principles for Reparative Description (NARA; direct to principles)

1/19 - Interior Department Announces Historic Launch of the Foundation for America’s Public Lands (DOI)

1/19 - NOAA Addresses Climate in Each State (NCEI; direct to website)

1/19 - Statement of President Joe Biden on the Senate Vote on Voting Rights (WH; see also, video of Senate debate via CSPAN and Congressional Record with debate & roll call vote)

1/20 - Biden-Harris Administration Takes Actions to Support Students’ Basic Needs and Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19 at Colleges and Universities (ED)

1/20 - EPA Announces Enforcement and Compliance Accomplishments for Fiscal Year 2021 (EPA; direct to results page)

1/20 - ICE returns ancient artifacts to the Republic of Iraq (ICE)

1/20 - NASS conducts new surveys and makes strides to reduce barriers and enhance equity in accessing vital agricultural data (NASS)

1/20 - U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Releases Report: The Civil Rights Implications of Cash Bail (USCCR; direct to report)

1/20 - Copyright Office Announces 2022–2026 Strategic Plan: Fostering Creativity and Enriching Culture (USCO; direct to report page)

1/21 - Texas Man Arrested for Making Election-Related Threats to Government Officials: First Case Charged by Justice Department’s Election Threats Task Force (DOJ; see also, AAG remarks)

1/21 - HHS Secretary Becerra Takes Action to Protect Reproductive Health Care (HHS; see also, Task Force fact sheet)

Bills Signed into Law : Jan 15 - Jan 21

Information below is from Date listed is date signed into law, and the description is an abbreviated version of bill summary available on that website.

1/20 - H.R.1192 PRRADA - requires professionals employed in debt adjustment cases involving Puerto Rico to file verified statements disclosing their connections with interested parties before seeking compensation for their services

1/21 - S.2959 Supplemental Impact Aid Flexibility Act - provides that, due to the disruptions caused by COVID–19, local educational agency applications for impact aid funding for FY 2023 may use certain data submitted in the FY 2022 application