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U.S. Government Information: WR 3/18/23

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 : Mar 18 - Mar 24

3/20 - HHS Strengthens Response to Domestic Violence through the New Office of Family Violence Prevention and Services (HHS)

3/20 - IMLS Welcomes 7 New Members to the National Museum and Library Services Board (IMLS)

3/20 - Secretary Antony J. Blinken on the 2022  Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (State; direct to reports page)

3/20 - Statement from CEA Chair Cecilia Rouse on the Economic Report of the President (WH; direct to report)

3/21 - DOE Releases New Reports on Pathways to Commercial Liftoff to Accelerate Clean Energy Technologies (DOE; direct to reports page)

3/21 - Fact Sheet: Biden-Harris Administration Takes New Action to Conserve and Restore America’s Lands and Waters (WH)

3/22 - Internet Crime Complaint Center Releases 2022 Statistics (FBI; direct to report)

3/22 - HRSA Announces Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network Modernization Initiative (HHS; direct to website and data dashboard)

3/22 - Library Seeks Applicants for the 2023 Archives, History and Heritage Advanced Internship Program (LOC; direct to info page)

3/22 - President Biden Awards 2021 National Humanities Medals (NEH; see also, National Medals of Arts announcement)

3/22 - Fact Sheet: The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Releases New Resources to Advance Climate Science and Support Decision Making (WH/OSTP)

3/23 - Autism Prevalence Higher, According to Data from 11 ADDM Communities (CDC; direct to reports page)

3/23 - Launches to Provide Easier Access to Resources to Prevent Targeted Violence and Terrorism (DHS; direct to website)

3/23 - The Department of Education Announces Public Hearings on Higher Education Rulemaking (ED)

3/23 - EEOC Issues Federal Workforce Report for 2020 (EEOC; direct to report page)

3/23 - Federal Trade Commission Proposes Rule Provision Making it Easier for Consumers to “Click to Cancel” Recurring Subscriptions and Memberships (FTC)

3/23 - Issuance of Intelligence Community Directive 712: Requirements for Certain Employment Activities by Former Intelligence Community Employees (ODNI)

3/23 - Global Natural History Initiative Builds Groundbreaking Database To Address 21st-Century Challenges (SI; direct to collections dashboard)

3/24 - Fact Sheet: White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Announces Progress On Advancing Equitable Data (WH/OSTP; direct to report)

Bills Signed into Law : Mar 18 - Mar 24

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.

3/20 - S.619, COVID-19 Origin Act of 2023 - requires ODNI to declassify all information relating to potential links between the Wuhan Institute of Virology and the origin of COVID-19. ODNI must submit to Congress an unclassified report with redactions only as necessary to protect sources and methods (see also, president’s statement)

3/20 - H.J.Res.26, Disapproving the action of the District of Columbia Council in approving the Revised Criminal Code Act of 2022 - nullifies the Revised Criminal Code Act of 2022 enacted by the council of DC, which makes a variety of changes to DC criminal laws (see also, 3/23 CRS report on Congressional Disapproval of District of Columbia Acts)

Congressional Budget Office / Congressional Research Service / Government Accountability Office : Mar 18 - Mar 24

Miscellaneous : Mar 18 - Mar 24