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U.S. Government Information: WR 4/16/22

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 16 - Apr 22

4/18 - Building a Better (SSA; direct to beta website)

4/18 - U.S. Department of State Teams Up with Google Arts & Culture, Expands Access to Cultural Heritage Sites to Global Audiences (State; direct to website)

4/18 - Statement regarding face mask use on public transportation (TSA; see also, court ruling and statements on appeal from CDC and DOJ)

4/18 - DHS Announces Registration Process for Temporary Protected Status for Ukraine and Sudan (USCIS)

4/19 - CDC Launches New Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics (CDC; direct to website)

4/19 - Department of Education Announces Actions to Fix Longstanding Failures in the Student Loan Programs (ED)

4/19 - NOAA showcases new mapping tool for marine species (NOAA; direct to website)

4/19 - CEQ Restores Three Key Community Safeguards during Federal Environmental Reviews (WH; direct to rule; see also, House Natural Resources chair statement)

4/20 - CFPB Report Spotlights Medical Billing Challenges (CFPB; direct to report)

4/20 - HHS Releases New Data and Report on Hospital and Nursing Home Ownership (CMS; direct to report, hospital data page and nursing home data page)

4/20 - Interior Department Outlines Roadmap for Continued Renewable Energy Progress on Public Lands (DOI)

4/20 - FAA: Zero-Tolerance Policy Against Unruly Passengers Here to Stay (FAA; see also, policy page)

4/20 - NIST Study Shows Everyday Plastic Products Release Trillions of Microscopic Particles Into Water (NIST; direct to article abstract page)

4/21 - CDC Alerts Providers to Hepatitis Cases of Unknown Origin (CDC)

4/21 - NLM Introduces New Tool in Support of Ongoing Pandemic Response (NLM; direct to website)

4/21 - Suspension of Russia’s Permanent Observer Status at the Organization of American States (State; see also, US Mission remarks with resolution and vote record)

4/22 - COVID-19 Was Third Leading Cause of Death in U.S. (CDC; direct to provisional mortality data and provisional by race & ethnicity)

4/22 - Justice Department's Environment and Natural Resources Division Releases Accomplishments Report for Fiscal Year 2021 (DOJ; direct to report)

4/22 - SanctSound: Studying the Underwater World of Sound (NCEI; direct to project website)

Bills Signed into Law : Apr 16 - Apr 22

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.

4/19 - H.R.5681 Shadow Wolves Enhancement Act - authorizes ICE to reclassify officers assigned to the tactical patrol unit on Tohono O'odham Nation land, commonly known as Shadow Wolves, as ICE special agents upon completing certain required training (see also, ICE statement)

Inspectors General reports : Apr 16 - Apr 22

Congressional Hearings : Apr 16 - Apr 22