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U.S. Government Information: WR 2/12/22

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. All links are captured in the Internet Archive if possible, and a list of earlier roundups is available.

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Press releases : Feb 12 - Feb 18

2/14 - IRS launches resource page on with latest details and information for taxpayers during filing season (IRS; direct to website)

2/14 - Press Statements in Response to Media Queries About Presidential Records (NARA)

2/14 - Businesses Run by Minorities, Women and Vets Disproportionately Affected by Pandemic, NIST, NOAA Study Finds (NIST; direct to OA article)

2/15 - U.S. coastline to see up to a foot of sea level rise by 2050 (NOAA; direct to report page)

2/16 - Justice Department Files Suit to Prevent Missouri from Restricting Enforcement of Federal Firearms Laws (DOJ)

2/16 - New Collection Alert: Military Legal Resources (LOC; direct to website)

2/16 - USTR Releases Annual Report on China's WTO Compliance (USTR; direct to report)

2/16 - President Biden Announces OSTP Leadership (WH)

2/17 - Census Bureau Releases 2020 Presidential Election Voting Report (Census; direct to report)

2/17 - DHS Proposes Fair and Humane Public Charge Rule (DHS; direct to NPRM)

2/17 - Statement by DHS Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas Regarding Actions Taken to Combat Threats Posed by Unruly Passengers to Air Transportation Security (DHS)

2/17 - DoD Releases Annual Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies (DOD; direct to report page)

2/17 - Treasury Releases Financial Report of the U.S. Government (Treas; direct to report)

2/17 - Groundbreaking Study Finds Widespread Poisoning in Bald and Golden Eagles (USGS; direct to report page, login required for full article)

2/17 - USTR Releases 2021 Review of Notorious Markets for Counterfeiting and Piracy (USTR; direct to report)

2/18 - Department of Defense Releases New Cyber Resilient Weapon Systems Body of Knowledge (DOD; direct to website)

2/18 - EPA Issues Power Plant Emissions Data for 2021 (EPA; direct to data page)

2/18 - CEQ Publishes Draft Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool, Key Component in the Implementation of President Biden’s Justice40 Initiative (WH; direct to website)

Bills Signed into Law : Feb 12 - Feb 18

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.

2/18 - H.R. 6617 Further Additional Extending Government Funding Act - provides FY 2022 appropriations to federal agencies through March 11, 2022 (via WH)

Congressional Hearings : Feb 12 - Feb 18