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U.S. Government Information: WR 2/26/22

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 26 - Mar 4

2/28 - EPA Announces New Science Advisory Board Process to Strengthen Science Supporting EPA Decisions (EPA; direct to memo)

2/28 - Statement on charge to the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity to review scope and effectiveness of two U.S. Government biosecurity policy frameworks (NIH; direct to NSABB meetings page)

2/28 - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report (State; direct to report page)

3/1 - CFPB Estimates $88 Billion in Medical Bills on Credit Reports (CFPB; direct to report)

3/1 - NIST Offers First-of-a-Kind Guidance for Holistic Home and Community Wildfire Protection (NIST; direct to report)

3/1 - 2022 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report Release (State; direct to report page)

3/1 - Ukraine’s Filing Against Russia at the International Court of Justice (State; direct to ICJ page)

3/1 - Treasury Publishes National Risk Assessments for Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Proliferation Financing (Treas)

3/1 - USTR Releases 2022 President’s Trade Policy Agenda and 2021 Annual Report (USTR; direct to report and fact sheet)

3/2 - DOE Announces an Emergency Sale of 30 Million Barrels of Crude Oil From The Strategic Petroleum Reserve (DOE)

3/2 - Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Announces Launch of Task Force KleptoCapture (DOJ)

3/2 - Leader of Alabama Chapter of Oath Keepers Pleads Guilty to Seditious Conspiracy and Obstruction of Congress for Efforts to Stop Transfer of Power Following 2020 Presidential Election (DOJ)

3/2 - NHTSA Releases 2020 Traffic Crash Data (DOT; direct to report)

3/2 - Statement by HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra Reaffirming HHS Support and Protection for LGBTQI+ Children and Youth (HHS; see also, Transgender Texas kids are terrified after governor orders that parents be investigated for child abuse via Texas Tribune)

3/3 - EIA projects U.S. energy consumption will grow through 2050, driven by economic growth (EIA; direct to report page)

3/3 - New Toxics Release Inventory Data Show Decline in Releases of Certain Toxic Chemicals (EPA; direct to report page)

3/3 - Safeguarding the Cultural and Historical Heritage of Ukraine (SI)

Bills Signed into Law : Feb 26 - Mar 4

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.

3/3 - H.R.4445 Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021 - invalidates arbitration agreements that preclude a party from filing a lawsuit in court involving sexual assault or sexual harassment, at the election of the party alleging such conduct