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U.S. Government Information: WR 1/30/21

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 30 - Feb 5

2/1 - Bureau of Land Management announces efforts to protect birds of prey (BLM)

2/1 - FCC Seeks Comment on Using E-Rate Funding to Support Remote Learning (FCC)

2/1 - FTC Gives Final Approval to Settlement with Zoom over Allegations the Company Misled Consumers about Its Data Security Practices (FTC)

2/1 - Economy Statement for the Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (Treas)

2/2 - 2020 Census Geographic Products Available: Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin (Census)

2/2 - Secretary Mayorkas on Immigration Reform Executive Orders (DHS)

2/2 - Austin Directs 'Zero-Based Review' of DOD Advisory Committees (DOD; see also, Senior Defense Department Officials Hold Background Briefing on DOD Advisory Boards)

2/2 - Cost Containment and Participant Access in USDA's Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC): Evidence from the Greater Los Angeles, CA, Area (ERS)

2/2 - US Mines Produced an Estimated $82.3 Billion in Minerals During 2020 (USGS)

2/3 - CDC investigating multistate E. coli outbreak with unknown food source (CDC)

2/3 - Census Bureau Releases Census of Governments Infographic (Census)

2/3 - Austin Orders Military Stand Down to Address Challenge of Extremism in the Ranks (DOD)

2/3 - DOD Announces Release of the DOD Regional Sea Level Database (DOD)

2/3 - EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2021 explores the long-term impact of COVID-19 on the U.S. energy mix through 2050 (EIA; direct to report)

2/4 - CBP Year in Review: Agency Adapts to Secure and Facilitate Essential Trade and Travel amid Pandemic (CBP; direct to report)

2/4 - Library Announces Literary Series Programs for February, March 2021 (LOC)

2/4 - Advancing the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Persons Around the World (State)

2/5 - ED Announces National Survey to Gather Critical Data on School Reopening (ED)

2/5 - Opposing International Criminal Court Attempts to Affirm Territorial Jurisdiction Over the Palestinian Situation (State; see also, ICC press release with decision)

2/5 - USGS Releases Estimate of Natural Gas in Alaska's Western North Slope (USGS; direct to report)

Bills Signed into Law: Jan 30 - Feb 5

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