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U.S. Government Information: WR 02/06/21

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 : Feb 6 - Feb 12

2/8 - Legal Research Reports: Most Viewed Reports of the Decade (LOC)

2/8 - New Timeline of Deadliest California Wildfire Could Guide Lifesaving Research and Action (NIST; direct to report)

2/8 - U.S. Decision To Reengage with the UN Human Rights Council (State)

2/9 - U.S. Attorney Transition Begins (DOJ)

2/9 - EPA Takes Action to Protect Scientific Integrity (EPA)

2/10 - CBP Announces January 2021 Operational Update (CBP)

2/10 - NOAA’s Updated U.S. Climate Data Will Establish “New Normal” (NOAA)

2/10 - VA Physicians Harvested Liver Tissue from Sick Patients for Research Without Informed Consent (OSC; direct to letter, investigation, and VA report)

2/11 - DHS Announces Process to Address Individuals in Mexico with Active MPP Cases (DHS)

2/11 - Interior Announces Plans to Strengthen LWCF (DOI)

2/11 - HUD to Enforce Fair Housing Act to Prohibit Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (HUD)

2/12 - Census Bureau Statement on Redistricting Data Timeline (Census)

2/12 - 2021 Special Enrollment Period for Marketplace Coverage Starts on Monday, February 15 (CMS)

2/12 - Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on the Department's Representatives to the Congressionally-Mandated Commission on the Naming of Items in the Department of Defense That Commemorate the Confederate States of America (DOD; see also, representatives chosen by the House and Senate Armed Services committees)

2/12 - OSC Issues Report to the President Finding Hatch Act Violations by former Ambassador to Denmark (OSC; direct to report)

2/12 - Office of the Historian, Foreign Service Institute Release of Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969–1976, Volume E–15, Part 2, Documents on Western Europe, 1973–1976, Second, Revised Edition (State)

2/12 - Revocation of the Terrorist Designations of Ansarallah [Houthis] (State)

Bills Signed into Law: Feb 6 - Feb 12

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