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U.S. Government Information: WR 3/19/22

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 : Mar 19 - Mar 25

3/21 - Cosmic Milestone: NASA Confirms 5,000 Exoplanets (NASA JPL)

3/21 - SEC Proposes Rules to Enhance and Standardize Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors (SEC)

3/21 - Secretary Antony J. Blinken at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (State; see also, Rohingya report page and House Foreign Affairs chair statement)

3/21 - Lake Powell’s storage capacity updated for first time since 1986 (USGS; direct to report page)

3/21 - Statement by President Biden on our Nation’s Cybersecurity (WH; see also, fact sheet)

3/22 - DoD Announces the Establishment of the Suicide Prevention and Response Independent Review Committee (DOD; direct to memo)

3/22 - New EPA Tool Provides the Public with Customized Updates on Local Enforcement and Compliance Activities (EPA; direct to website)

3/22 - FBI Releases 2021 Internet Crime Report (FBI; direct to report and state reports)

3/22 - Sea Level Rise and Housing Markets (NCEI; direct to article abstract)

3/22 - PubMed Central Website has a Fresh Look (NLM)

3/23 - President Biden, U.S. DOT Announce $2.9 Billion of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding for Major Infrastructure Projects of Regional or National Significance (DOT)

3/23 - Biden-Harris Administration Unveils Action Plan of Wide-Ranging Set of Reforms to Advance Equity in Appraisals (HUD; direct to plan page and fact sheet)

3/23 - National Archives Virtual Daytime Programs in April (NARA)

3/23 - War Crimes by Russia’s Forces in Ukraine (State)

3/24 - Over Two-Thirds of the Nation’s Counties Had Natural Decrease in 2021 (Census; see also, press kit)

3/24 - Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security Issue Rule to Efficiently and Fairly Process Asylum Claims (DOJ; direct to pre-pub rule)

3/24 - Congressman Jeff Fortenberry Found Guilty of Concealing Facts and Lying to Investigators Probing Illegal Campaign Contributions (FBI; see also, 3/26 resignation announcement via @brianmastrewowt)

3/24 - NIST Finalizes Recommendations on Removing Barriers for Voters With Disabilities (NIST; direct to report)

3/25 - ICE to close Etowah Detention Center (ICE)

3/25 - United States and European Commission Joint Statement on Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework (WH; see also, fact sheet)

Bills Signed into Law : Mar 19 - Mar 25

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.

- None this week

Congressional Hearings : Mar 19 - Mar 25

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3/21 - Hearings to examine the nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United State, Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 (Senate Judiciary)

3/22 - Child Care and Preschool: Cutting Costs for Working Families (Senate HELP)

3/23 - Containing Russia: Opposing Russian Imperialism in Ukraine and Beyond (Helsinki Commission)

3/24 - Strengthening Oversight and Equity in the Appraisal Process (Senate Banking)