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U.S. Government Information: WR 3/28/20

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 28 - Apr 3

3/29 - HHS accepts donations of medicine to Strategic National Stockpile as possible treatments for COVID-19 patients (HHS)

3/30 - U.S. Census Bureau Releases New Educational Attainment Data (Census)

3/30 - Press Statement Regarding the Court Decision Requiring Interior to Take the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s Land Out of Trust (DOI; see also, tribe's response)

3/30 - FBI Warns of Teleconferencing and Online Classroom Hijacking During COVID-19 Pandemic (FBI)

3/31 - U.S. DOT and EPA Put Safety and American Families First with Final Rule on Fuel Economy Standards (DOT; see also, final rule)

4/1 - Joint DHS/EOIR Statement on MPP Rescheduling (DHS)

4/1 - Coronavirus Public Health Emergency Underscores Need for Department of Education’s Proposed Distance Learning Rules (ED)

4/1 - FDA Requests Removal of All Ranitidine Products (Zantac) from the Market  (FDA)

4/1 - 2018-19 Common Core of Data (CCD) Universe Files data files now available (NCES)

4/1 - Social Security Recipients Will Automatically Receive Economic Impact Payments (Treasury)

4/1 - U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Releases Report, Federal #MeToo: Examining Sexual Harassment in Government Workplaces (USCCR; direct to report)

4/2 - U.S. Department of Energy to Make Strategic Petroleum Reserve Storage Capacity Available to Struggling U.S. Oil Producers (DOE)

4/2 - Statement by Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia on Unemployment Insurance Claims (DOL; see also, UI weekly claims)

4/2 - EPA Announces Extended Comment Period on Supplement to Science Transparency Proposed Rule (EPA; see also, proposed rule)

4/2 - NCEI Improves Analysis of Sea Surface Temperatures (NCEI)

4/2 - To Walk the Earth in Safety: New Report Showcases U.S. Global Leadership in Landmine Clearance and Conventional Weapons Destruction (State; direct to report)

4/3 - Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Scalia on the March Jobs Report (DOL; see also, jobs report)

4/3 - Statistical Summary of 12-Month Campaign Activity of the 2019-2020 Election Cycle (FEC)

4/3 - USDA Announces Online Tool to Help Families Find Meals for Kids During COVID-19 Emergency (FNS)

Bills Signed into Law: Mar 28 - Apr 3

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