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3/17 - American FactFinder Is Retiring March 31 (Census)
3/18 - Updated ICE statement on COVID-19 (ICE)
3/18 - Treasury and IRS Issue Guidance on Deferring Tax Payments Due to COVID-19 Outbreak (Treasury; see also 3/21 updated guidance – Treasury and IRS Delay Federal Tax Day from April 15 to July 15 Due to COVID-19 Outbreak)
3/20 - Three statements from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights re: Adequate Healthcare in Prisons and Detention Centers During COVID-19 Outbreak | Executive Proclamation Expanding Existing Orders on Religious and National Origin Travel Discrimination | Growing Anti-Asian Racism and Xenophobia Amid the COVID-19 Outbreak (USCCR)
3/17 - Emails of Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, Interim: December 1, 2016 - January 22, 2017 (DOJ FOIA)
3/17 - NASA's Mobile Launchers (NASA)
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.
3/16 - Science & Tech Spotlight: 5G Wireless (GAO)
Information below is from congress.gov. Date listed is date signed into law, and the description is an abbreviated version of bill summary available on that website.
3/18 - H.R.6201 — Families First Coronavirus Response Act (responds to the coronavirus outbreak by providing paid sick leave and free coronavirus testing, expanding food assistance and unemployment benefits, and requiring employers to provide additional protections for health care worker)