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U.S. Government Information: WR 3/20/21

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 20 - Mar 26

3/21 - Fact Sheet: U.S. Efforts to Combat Systemic Racism (WH)

3/22 - Interactive Apportionment Map Preview Now Available (Census; direct to map)

3/22 - CFPB Submits 2020 Report to Congress on the Administration of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (CFPB; direct to report)

3/22 - What’s new in Spring 2021 Edition (LOC)

3/22 - SEC Responds to Investor Demand by Bringing Together Agency Information About Climate and ESG Issues (SEC; direct to website)

3/23 - US Department of Labor announces proposed rulemakings to further consider, review tipped workers’ regulations (DOL)

3/23 - NIAID Statement on AstraZeneca Vaccine [re: concerns about data quality] (NIH; see also, Investigational AstraZeneca vaccine prevents COVID-19 from 3/22 and AstraZeneca’s statements from 3/23 and 3/25)

3/23 - USPS unveils 10-year plan to achieve financial sustainability and service excellence (USPS; direct to full plan and Plan-at-a-Glance)

3/24 - CFPB Annual Complaint Report Highlights More Than a Half-Million Complaints Received in 2020 (CFPB; direct to report)

3/24 - Commission Begins 90-Day Look Into Sexual Assault in Military (DOD)

3/24 - National Recording Registry Adds 'Rhythm Nation' Among 25 New Selections (LOC)

3/24 - Preparing for the 1950 Census (NARA)

3/24 - Key Outcomes at the 46th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (State)

3/25 - U.S. Energy Information Administration to release new monthly biofuels data (EIA)

3/25 - Acting FTC Chairwoman Releases 2020 Annual Highlights (FTC; direct to full report)

3/25 - FTC Acting Chairwoman Slaughter Announces New Rulemaking Group (FTC)

3/26 - Federal Law Enforcement Leaders Address Hate Crimes and Racism Targeting the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community (FBI)

Bills Signed into Law: Mar 20 - Mar 26

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.

3/24 - H.R.1276 — SAVE LIVES Act: authorizes the VA to furnish a COVID-19 vaccine to covered individuals during the COVID-19 public health emergency

Congressional Hearings: Mar 20 - Mar 26

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3/23 - The 2020 Census and Current Activities of the U.S. Census Bureau (Senate Homeland Security)

3/23 - Constitutional and Common Sense Steps to Reduce Gun Violence (Senate Judiciary)

3/24 - Extremism in the Armed Forces (House Armed Services)

3/24 - Hearings to examine S.1, For the People Act (Senate Rules)

3/25 - Disinformation Nation: Social Media's Role in Promoting Extremism and Misinformation (House Energy)