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U.S. Government Information: WR 02/01/20

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 : Feb. 1 - Feb. 7

2/3 – Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and U.S. Department of Education Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Better Serve Student Loan Borrowers (CFPB)

2/3 - Statement from Secretary Robert Wilkie re: firing of VA Deputy Secretary James Byrne (VA)

2/4 – NIST Offers Strategies to Help Businesses Secure Their Cyber Supply Chains (NIST)

2/4 – OSC Obtains Corrective Action for Whistleblower Retaliated Against After Raising Concerns with Environmental Studies (OSC)

2/6 - Updated AHRQ Toolkit Helps Primary Care Providers Manage Patients Taking Opioids (AHRQ)

2/6 - BLM restores access with a blueprint for managing national monuments and public lands in Utah re: Bears Ears & Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments (BLM)

2/6 – New York Residents No Longer Eligible to Apply for or Renew Trusted Traveler Programs (CBP; see also DHS statement & letter)

2/6 - Texas Man Charged with Federal Hate Crimes and Firearm Offenses Related to August 3, 2019, Mass-Shooting in El Paso (DOJ)

2/6 – EPA Releases 2019 Year in Review Highlighting Agency Accomplishments and Environmental Progress under President Trump & Administrator Andrew Wheeler (EPA; direct to report)

2/6 – Chairman Pai Speech Announcing the C-band Proposal (FCC; see also, proposal summary)

2/6 - HHS Marks 2019 Accomplishments (HHS)

2/6 – Treasury Announces 2020 National Illicit Finance Strategy (Treas; direct to report)

2/6 - USDA Casts Vision for Scientific Initiatives Through 2025 (USDA)

2/6 – U.S. Mine Production Increasing, Estimated Value of $86.3 Billion in Minerals (USGS)

2/7 - In Case You Missed It: Pendley defends his leadership, BLM Headquarters relocation (BLM)

2/7 - Opportunity and Revitalization Council Issues Report to President Trump (HUD; direct to report)

Bills Signed into Law: Feb. 1 - Feb. 7

This new section is 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.

2/6 - S. 3201 - Temporary Reauthorization and Study of the Emergency Scheduling of Fentanyl Analogues Act (to extend the temporary scheduling order for fentanyl-related substances)