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U.S. Government Information: WR 1/23/21

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.

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Press releases : Jan 23 - Jan 29

Statements related to the January 6 attack on the Capitol are being compiled on a new guide.

1/23 - Memorandum on Countering Sexual Assault and Harassment – Initial Tasking (DOD)

1/25 - CDC estimates 1 in 5 people in the U.S. have a sexually transmitted infection (CDC)

1/25 - Join the Copyright Office’s Celebration of the Copyright Legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Copyright Office)

1/25 - Statement by Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III on Transgender Service in the Military (DOD)

1/26 - 2020 Census Geographic Products Available: California, Iowa, Indiana, Louisiana, Missouri, North Carolina, New York, Ohio and Oregon (Census)

1/27 - DHS Issues a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin (DHS)

1/27 - FACT SHEET: President Biden to Take Action to Uphold Commitment to Restore Balance on Public Lands and Waters, Invest in Clean Energy Future (DOI)

1/27 - Department of Justice Launches Global Action Against NetWalker Ransomware (DOJ)

1/27 - Library of Congress Enriches America's Story by Connecting with Minority Communities, Funded by $15M Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant (LOC)

1/27 - A Redesigned (NCEI)

1/27 - HHS Misused Millions of Dollars Intended for Vaccine Research, Emergency Preparedness (OSC; direct to letters & report)

1/27 - Statement of Acting Chair Lee and Commissioners Peirce, Roisman, and Crenshaw Regarding Recent Market Volatility [re: GameStop] (SEC; see also, Following Recent Market Instability, Waters Announces Hearing on Short Selling, Online Trading Platforms)

1/28 - U.S. Customs and Border Protection “ A Day in the Life” Statistics, Fiscal Year 2020 (CBP)

1/28 - Census Bureau Statement on Apportionment Counts (Census)

1/28 - 2021 Special Enrollment Period in response to the COVID-19 Emergency (CMS)

1/28 - National Household Education Survey Programs of 2019 Public-Use Data Files (NCES)

1/28 - Prioritizing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Reproductive Rights in U.S. Foreign Policy (State)

1/29 - $2.25 Million Fund Available in Justice Department Settlement with Amtrak (DOJ)

1/29 - US Department of Labor ends program that allowed employers to self-report federal minimum wage and overtime violations (DOL)

1/29 - HUD Renews Funding for Thousands of Local Homeless Programs (HUD)

Bills Signed into Law: Jan 23 - Jan 29

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.

- none this week