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U.S. Government Information: WR 4/11/20

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 : Apr 11 - Apr 17

4/13 - Latest Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks Shows Long-Term Reductions, with Annual Variation (EPA; direct to report)

4/13 - Now Available: Studies of Distance Learning (NCEE)

4/13 - USDA Unveils Tool to Help Rural Communities Address the COVID-19 Pandemic (USDA)

4/14 - EPA Proposes to Retain NAAQS for Particulate Matter (EPA)

4/14 - U.S. PIAAC Skills Map: State and County Indicators of Adult Literacy and Numeracy (NCES)

4/15 - Alert: Guidance on the North Korean Cyber Threat (CISA)

4/15 - Secretary DeVos Proposes Rethinking Teacher Professional Development by Empowering Teachers to Customize, Personalize their Continued Learning (ED)

4/15 - Celebrate National Poetry Month with 50 Newly Streaming Audio Recordings (LOC)

4/15 - NIST and OSTP Launch Effort to Improve Search Engines for COVID-19 Research (NIST)

4/15 - Submission to Congress of the Executive Summary of the Report on Adherence to and Compliance with Arms Control, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament Agreements and Commitments (Compliance Report) (State; direct to report)

4/15 - DHS and USDA Move to Protect American Farmers and Ensure Continued Flow of America’s Food Supply (USCIS)

4/16 - EPA Finalizes MATS Supplemental Cost Finding and “Risk and Technology Review” (EPA; see also, House Committee on Energy & Commerce statement)

4/16 - Chairman Pai Circulates Draft Order To Approve Ligado’s Application (FCC)

4/16 - USDA Forest Service moves to support timber market, offers extension of timber contracts to address falling timber markets amid the COVID-19 pandemic (FS; see also Federal Register notice)

4/17 - OP-ED: Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt: Maintaining Public Access for Public Health (DOI)

4/17 - Extreme Wetness of 2019 Sets Records (NCEI)

4/17 - Statement from Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin and Administrator Jovita Carranza on the Success of the Paycheck Protection Program (SBA)

4/17 - April 17, 2020 - U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Majority Urges Federal Agencies to Vigilantly Enforce Civil Rights Laws During and in the Wake of the COVID-19 Crisis (USCCR)

Bills Signed into Law: Apr 11 - Apr 17

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