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U.S. Government Information: WR 02/08/20

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. 8 - Feb. 14

2/10 - Justice Department Sues State of New Jersey, New Jersey Governor, and New Jersey Attorney General; and State of California, California Governor, and California Attorney General; and King County, Washington, and King County Executive for Prohibiting State Officials From Sharing Information With U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (DOJ)

2/10 - Budget of the U.S. Government, Fiscal Year 2021 (govinfo)

2/10 - IMLS Statement on the President’s FY 2021 Budget Proposal (IMLS)

2/11 - Secretary Brouillette Statement on IEA Report (DOE; see also IEA press release and data)

2/11 - Oil Production from Department of the Interior Managed Leases Surpasses 1 Billion Barrels for the First Time in History Under the Trump Administration (DOI)

2/11 - FBI Releases the Internet Crime Complaint Center 2019 Internet Crime Report  (FBI; direct to report)

2/11 - EPA Publishes 2018 Annual Toxics Release Inventory Report and Analysis (EPA; direct to report)

2/11 - Chairman Pai Hails Court Decision on T-Mobile-Sprint Merger (FCC)

2/11 - USTR Issues Report on the WTO Appellate Body (USTR; direct to report)

2/11 - FTC to Examine Past Acquisitions by Large Technology Companies (FTC)

2/12 - USDA Forest Service seeks help to expand access to national forests and grassland areas (FS)

2/13 - U.S. Census Bureau Releases National Population Projections Reports (Census)

2/13 - Less Than One Month Until Households Receive 2020 Census Invitations (Census)

2/13 - UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Database Report Release (State; see also HRC press release and HRC report A/HRC/43/71)

2/13 - ICE subpoenas information requested under Connecticut and California sanctuary policies (ICE)

2/13 - January 2020 was Earth’s hottest January on record (NOAA)

2/14 - Largest Study of Sepsis Cases among Medicare Beneficiaries Finds Significant Burden (HHS)

2/14 - New Report Explores Problem of 'Credit Invisibility' Among HUD-Assisted Households (HUD; direct to report)

2/14 - SEC Proposes to Modernize Key Market Infrastructure Responsible for Collecting, Consolidating, and Disseminating Securities Market Data (SEC)

Bills Signed into Law: Feb. 8 - Feb. 14

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.

2/11 - S.153 - Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act (addresses participation of veterans in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields, including by making veterans eligible for certain National Science Foundation (NSF) programs)