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U.S. Government Information: WR 4/9/22

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 9 - Apr 15

4/11 - Census Bureau Launches New My Community Explorer Tool (Census; direct to website)

4/11 - Justice Department Announces New Rule to Modernize Firearm Definitions (DOJ; direct to final rule; see also, WH fact sheet)

4/11 - ICE announces new policies strengthening protections for detained noncitizens with mental disorders (ICE)

4/12 - Fact Sheet: Commercial Traffic Delays Along Texas Border and the Resulting Supply Chain Disruptions (CBP; see also, WH statement and 4/15 AP article, Texas halts truck inspections that caused border gridlock)

4/12 - EPA Announces Plan to Protect Endangered Species and Support Sustainable Agriculture (EPA; direct to plan)

4/12 - Secretary Antony J. Blinken on the Release of the 2021 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (State; direct to reports page)

4/12 - Biden-Harris Administration, Department of Agriculture Announce Efforts to Enable Energy Independence by Boosting Homegrown Biofuels (USDA)

4/13 - Justice Department Announces Civil Settlement in Lafayette Square Cases (DOJ; direct to revised USPP policy)

4/13 - FDA Takes Important Steps to Increase Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Clinical Trials (FDA; direct to guidance page)

4/13 - Statistical Summary of 12-Month Campaign Activity of the 2021-2022 Election Cycle (FEC)

4/13 - Service Drafts Changes to Mexican Wolf Recovery Plan to Address Human-Caused Mortality (FWS; direct to regulations page)

4/13 - National Recording Registry Inducts Music from Alicia Keys, Ricky Martin, Journey and More in 2022 (LOC)

4/13 - NEH Announces $33.17 Million for 245 Humanities Projects Nationwide (NEH; direct to projects list)

4/14 - Census Bureau Releases New U.S. Population Estimates by Age and Sex (Census; direct to webpage and dataset)

4/14 - EPA Publishes 29th Annual U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory (EPA; direct to report page)

4/14 - Proposed Scientific Questions to Inform the Development of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2025-2030 (FNS; direct to questions page)

4/14 - OSC Statement Regarding the MSPB Decision in Special Counsel v. Cowan (OSC; see also, MSPB decision)

4/14 - Statement by CEA Chair Cecilia Rouse on the Economic Report of the President (WH; direct to report)

4/15 - CBP Issues Trade and Travel Report for Fiscal Year 2021 (CBP; direct to report)

4/15 - Interior Department Announces Significantly Reformed Onshore Oil and Gas Lease Sales (DOI; see also DOI secretary’s Twitter thread)

4/15 - Agricultural Markets in Russia and Ukraine (ERS)

Congressional Budget Office / Congressional Research Service / Government Accountability Office : Apr 9 - Apr 15

Congressional Hearings : Apr 9 - Apr 15

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4/11 - Voting in America: Access to the Ballot in New Mexico (House Administration)

4/11 - Pathways to Opportunity: Lessons from Kenosha (House Economic Disparity)