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U.S. Government Information: WR 02/13/21

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 13 - Feb 19

2/16 - EPA: 2020 Power Plant Emissions Continue to Demonstrate Significant Reductions (EPA; direct to report)

2/16 - OSC Files Amicus Curiae Brief Advocating Removal of Improper Barriers to Prove Whistleblower Retaliation (OSC; direct to brief)

2/16 - Office of the Historian, Foreign Service Institute Release of Foreign Relations of the United States, 1981–1988, Volume IV, Soviet Union, January 1983–March 1985 (State)

2/17 - Official statement: Department of the Interior will revoke the BLM’s comment period on proposed amendment to the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (BLM; see also, Feinstein Applauds Decision to Maintain Mojave Desert Plan)

2/17 - U.S. Election Assistance Commission releases study on disability and voting accessibility in the 2020 elections (EAC; direct to report)

2/17 - Rosenworcel Establishes Broadband Data Task Force (FCC)

2/18 - COVID-19 Update: USDA, FDA Underscore Current Epidemiologic and Scientific Information Indicating No Transmission of COVID-19 Through Food or Food Packaging (FDA)

2/18 - ICE announces temporary guidelines for its enforcement and removal operations (ICE; direct to guidance)

2/18 - Touchdown! NASA's Mars Perseverance Rover Safely Lands on Red Planet (NASA)

2/19 - Census Bureau Statement on American Community Survey Data (Census; see also, letter to DOJ via @hansilowang)

2/19 - Library Announces Spring Concert Programming for 2020-2021 Season (LOC)

2/19 - Now Available on – The United States Statutes at Large from 1973-1994 (LOC)

2/19 - The United States Officially Rejoins the Paris Agreement (State)

2/19 - Statement on Change to Definition of ‘Agricultural Products’ in Reporting Trade Data (USDA)

Bills Signed into Law: Feb 13 - Feb 19

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