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U.S. Government Information: WR 02/22/20

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. 22 - Feb. 28

2/24 - DHS Implements Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds Final Rule (DHS)

2/24 - Statement by Principal Executive Andrew Hallman (DNI)

2/24 - DOD Adopts Ethical Principles for Artificial Intelligence (DOD)

2/24 - U.S. Department of Labor Announces Reforms to Ensure Mine Operators Meet Benefits Obligations (DOL)

2/24 - Federal Student Aid Delivers on Secretary DeVos’ Promise to Modernize, Personalize Customer Experience (ED)

2/24 - Commission to Hold Public Briefing: Racial Disparities in Maternal Health (USCCR)

2/25 - U.S. Senate Confirms Katharine MacGregor as Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior (DOI)

2/26 - BLM completes action to advance responsible coal development (BLM)

2/26 - Arrests in Four States of Racially Motivated Violent Extremists Targeting Journalists and Activists (DOJ)

2/26 - The Department of Justice Creates Section Dedicated to Denaturalization Cases (DOJ)

2/26 - Secretary DeVos Announces New Civil Rights Initiative to Combat Sexual Assault in K-12 Public Schools (ED)

2/26 - EPA Releases PFAS Action Plan: Program Update (EPA; direct to report)

2/26 - USDA Forest Service announces proposed changes to improve conveyance of small tracts of lands (FS)

2/26 - Historically Black Colleges and Universities (NCES)

2/27 - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Supply Chain Update (FDA)

2/27 - Commission Comment on the Department of Housing & Urban Development’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Proposed Rule (USCCR)

2/28 - BLM and BIA move forward with planning process to responsibly develop energy resources on the Navajo Nation (BLM)

2/28 - EPA Meets President Trump’s Deadline, Makes Agency Guidance Available to the Public (EPA)

2/28 - FCC Proposes Over $200M in Fines for Wireless Location Data Violations (FCC)

2/28 - Predicting the Future of Arctic Ice (NCEI)

2/28 - Trump Trade Agenda Results in ‘Blue-Collar Boom’ (USTR)

Inspector General reports : Feb. 22 - Feb. 28

2/24 - Multi-Family Housing Tenant Eligibility (USDA)

2/25 - Despite Prior Commitments, FHFA Has Not Implemented a Systematic Workforce Planning Process to Determine Whether Enough Qualified Examiners are Available to Assess the Safety and Soundness of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (FHFA)

OIG Semiannual Reports to Congress (SARs) for the period April 1, 2019 - September 30, 2019 have mostly been released, though one remains outstanding. If interested, you can check this page to quickly see which reports are available and link directly to the SAR pages.

Bills Signed into Law: Feb. 22 - Feb. 28

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.

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