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U.S. Government Information: WR 01/27/20

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. 25- Jan. 31

1/27 – DHS Obtains Another Judicial Victory on Implementing Public Charge Inadmissibility Rule (USCIS; see also, USCIS Announces Public Charge Rule Implementation Following Supreme Court Stay of Nationwide Injunctions and Supreme Court order)

1/27 – VA releases updated DOD list identifying Agent Orange sites outside of Vietnam (VA; direct to reports)

1/28 – What the FCC Has Accomplished Under 3 Years of Chairman Pai (FCC)

1/28 - SEVP releases 2018 report on nonimmigrant students in US (ICE; direct to report)

1/29 – EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2020 explores the changing U.S. energy mix through 2050 as consumption grows more slowly than production… (EIA; direct to report)

1/29 – OSC Urges MSPB to Protect Federal Workers Who Cooperate with Internal Agency Investigations (OSC)

1/29 – Butt Emissions: Study Finds Even Extinguished Cigarettes Give Off Toxins (NIST)

1/30 – Trump Administration Announces Transformative Medicaid Healthy Adult Opportunity (CMS; see also statement by Speaker Pelosi)

1/30 - DOD Releases Annual Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies (DOD; direct to report)

1/30 - BLM approves US Gypsum Mine Expansion and Modernization Project (BLM)

1/30 - CBP processed $2.7 trillion of imports, 410 million travelers in FY 2019 (CBP)

1/30 - CDC Confirms Person-to-Person Spread of New Coronavirus in the United States (CDC; see also, CDC Issues Federal Quarantine Order to Repatriated U.S. Citizens at March Air Reserve Base)

1/30 – Press Statement Regarding Department of the Interior Employee Rights and Protections (DOI, in response to “Interior Department Cut ‘Sexual Orientation’ From Anti-Discrimination Guideline”; see also statement by Senator Feinstein)

1/30 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Solicits Public Input on Proposed Rule and Environmental Impact Statement for Migratory Bird Treaty Act (FWS)

1/31 - Raising the Global Travel Security Bar: DHS Announces New Travel Restrictions on Six Countries and Updated Process for Evaluating Foreign Country Compliance (DHS)

1/31 - Landmine Policy (DOD; direct to policy memo)

1/31 - Secretary Azar Declares Public Health Emergency for United States for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (HHS)

Bills Signed into Law: Jan. 25 - Jan. 31

This new section is being added at the request of two readers. Like other sections on this page, links will be selective rather than comprehensive. Information is from; date listed is date signed into law and the description is abbreviated version of bill summary available on that website.

1/27 - H.R.434 - Emancipation National Historic Trail Study Act (requires the Emancipation National Historic Trail to be studied for designation as a national scenic trail)

1/29 - H.R.5430 - United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act (implements agreement between U.S., Mexico, and Canada and repeals the North American Free Trade Agreement)