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U.S. Government Information: WR 4/2/22

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 : Apr 2 - Apr 8

4/3 - National Library Week: April 3-9, 2022 (Census)

4/4 - Interior Department Releases Five-Year Monitoring, Maintenance and Treatment Plan to Address Wildfire Risk (DOI; direct to plan)

4/4 - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report on Mitigation (State; direct to report page)

4/4 - Establishment of the Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy (State; direct to website)

4/5 - Justice Department Investigation Leads to Shutdown of Largest Online Darknet Marketplace (DOJ; see also, Treasury press release)

4/6 - The "Glorious Amateurs" of OSS: A Sisterhood of Spies (CIA)

4/6 - Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Delivers Remarks on Enforcement Actions to Disrupt and Prosecute Russian Criminal Activity (DOJ)

4/6 - Biden-Harris Administration Extends Student Loan Pause Through August 31 (ED; see also,

4/6 - ICE releases 2021 SEVP annual report (ICE; direct to report; see also, SEVIS 2021 data – scroll to SEVP data library)

4/6 - U.S. Postal Service Announces New Prices for 2022 (USPS; see also, complete price filing)

4/7 - Copyright Office Launches New Copyright Claims Board Website (Copyright; direct to website)

4/7 - Fact Sheet: U.S. Security Assistance to Ukraine (DOD)

4/7 - U.S. and Allies Agree to Largest Oil Release in History to Combat Putin’s War (DOE; see also, IEA announcement)

4/7 - FTC Win at Trial Against On Point Global Makes $102 Million in Refunds Available for Consumers Harmed by Fake Government Website Scams (FTC)

4/7 - IMLS Names Finalists for the 2022 National Medal for Museum and Library Service (IMLS)

4/7 - Marine Scientific Research Data Website Launched (NCEI; direct to website)

4/7 - Digital Jigsaw Puzzles: National Library Week 2022 (SI)

4/7 - Russia’s Suspension from the UN Human Rights Council (State; see also, UN press release)

4/8 - Celebrate the 1950 Census Release with Spring Programs (NARA)

4/8 - Reports of Mass Atrocities in Western Tigray (State; see also, HRW/Amnesty report)

4/8 - IPEC Annual Intellectual Property Report to Congress (WH; direct to report)

Bills Signed into Law : Apr 2 - Apr 8

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.

4/6 - H.R.3076 Postal Service Reform Act of 2022 - addresses the finances and operations of USPS [includes removing the  Inspector General for the Postal Regulatory Commission and transferring responsibilities to USPS OIG]

4/8 - H.R. 6968 Ending Importation of Russian Oil Act - prohibits the importation of energy products from the Russian Federation (via WH)

4/8 - H.R. 7108 Suspending Normal Trade Relations with Russia and Belarus Act - suspends normal trade relations with the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus and seeks to further leverage trade and human rights sanctions (via WH)