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U.S. Government Information: WR 03/07/20

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 : Mar 7 - Mar 13

3/9 - Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Files Suit Against Fifth Third Bank, National Association for Allegedly Opening Unauthorized Accounts and Enrolling Consumers in Unauthorized Products and Services (CFPB)

3/9 - HHS Finalizes Historic Rules to Provide Patients More Control of Their Health Data (HHS)

3/9 - VA intends to suspend enrollment of new GI Bill students at University of Phoenix, Career Education Corporation, Bellevue University and Temple University (VA)

3/10 - Secretary Bernhardt Signs Order Establishing Transparency of Costs Associated with Developing Interior’s Publications and Products (DOI)

3/10 - USDA Announces Continued Progress on Implementation of China Phase One Agreement (USDA)

3/11 - FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich’s Statement on Cyberspace Solarium Commission Report (FBI)

3/11 - Secretary Michael R. Pompeo To Release the 2019 Human Rights Reports (State; direct to reports)

3/12 - Bureau of Land Management Releases Draft Public Land Access Priorities (BLM)

3/12 - Annual Report to the Nation: Cancer Death Rates Continue to Decline (CDC; direct to report part 1 and part 2)

3/12 - Trump Administration Takes Major Step to Improve Implementation of the Endangered Species Act (EPA)

3/13 - Women’s Earnings by Occupation From the 2018 American Community Survey  (Census)

3/13 - CBP Signs Memorandum of Understanding with USAID (CBP)

3/13 - PFAS Task Force Progress Report March 2020 (DOD)

3/13 - Earth just had its 2nd-hottest February on record (NOAA)

Inspector General reports : Mar 7 - Mar 13

Bills Signed into Law: Mar 7 - Mar 13

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.

3/12 - H.R.4998 — Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019 (To prohibit certain Federal subsidies from being used to purchase communications equipment or services posing national security risks and for other purposes.)