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U.S. Government Information: WR 04/17/21

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 17 - Apr 23

4/19 - One Year into COVID-19 Pandemic, New FTC Staff Report Highlights Agency’s Ongoing Efforts to Protect Consumers (FTC; direct to report)

4/19 - Upcoming US Law Webinars – May 2021 (LOC)

4/19 - National Archives Hosts Genealogy Series in May & June (NARA)

4/19 - Historical Climate Data for the Globe (NCEI)

4/19 - Travel Advisory Updates (State)

4/19 - DHS Seeks Public Input to Identify Barriers that Limit or Prevent Access to Immigration Benefits and Services (USCIS)

4/20 - Biden Administration Takes Bold Action to Protect Electricity Operations from Increasing Cyber Threats (DOE)

4/21 - Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Delivers Remarks at Announcement of Pattern or Practice Investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department (DOJ)

4/21 - USDOT Appoints Chief Science Officer for the First Time in Over 40 Years; Take Steps to Restore Scientific Integrity (DOT)

4/21 - FDA Continues Important Steps to Ensure Quality, Safety and Effectiveness of Authorized COVID-19 Vaccines (FDA)

4/21 - Smithsonian Launches “Vaccines & US” Initiative (Smithsonian; direct to website)

4/22 - Census Bureau Statement on Settlement in National Urban League v. Raimondo (Census; see also, Twitter thread by @hansilowang with link to source document)

4/22 - 2019 County Business Patterns Now Available (Census)

4/22 - World Factbook Unveils New Category: Environment (CIA)

4/22 - DOD Announces Installation Climate Exposure Assessments Plan Through the Defense Climate Assessment Tool (DOD; direct to report)

4/22 - FCC Enhances Transparency of Foreign Government-Sponsored Programming (FCC)

4/22 - HUD Withdraws Proposed Rule, Reaffirms Its Commitment to Equal Access to Housing, Shelters, and Other Services Regardless of Gender Identity (HUD)

4/22 - Ground Sloths, Cheetahs and Mountain Goats---Oh My! Thousands of Grand Canyon fossils revealed in paleontological inventory (NPS; direct to report)

4/22 - Release of Foreign Relations of the United States, 1981–1988, Volume XI, START I (State; direct to report)

4/23 - Semiannual Report: Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan ('1225 Report') (DOD; direct to report)

4/23 - The Justice Department’s Hate Crimes Enforcement and Prevention Initiative Announces Newly Translated Online Hate Crimes Resources (DOJ)

Bills Signed into Law: Apr 17 - Apr 23

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

Congressional Budget Office / Congressional Research Service / Government Accountability Office : Apr 17 - Apr 23