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U.S. Government Information: WR 04/18/20

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 18 - Apr 24

4/20 - EAC to host public hearing on the election response to coronavirus (EAC; see also hearing recording)

4/20 - USGS Releases First-Ever Comprehensive Geologic Map of the Moon (USGS)

4/21 - Experimental “Pulse” Surveys to Track Temporal Trends During Pandemic (Census)

4/21 - Statement on the Status of the United States Navy Inquiry Into COVID-19 Outbreak on the USS Theodore Roosevelt (DOD; see also, Navy Statement on Status of Preliminary Inquiry and Navy COVID-19 Updates)

4/23 - Census Bureau Releases Interactive Data Hub in Response to COVID-19 (Census)

4/23 - Secretary Brouillette Announces The Nuclear Fuel Working Group's Strategy To Restore American Nuclear Energy Leadership (DOE; direct to report)

4/23 - Federal Reserve Board outlines the extensive and timely public information it will make available regarding its programs to support the flow of credit to households and businesses and thereby foster economic recovery (FED)

4/23 - FAQ: Records Management During COVID-19 Pandemic (NARA)

4/23 - The Nation's Report Card: 2018 U.S. History, Geography, and Civics at Grade 8, Highlights Reports (NCES; see also, Secretary DeVos Releases Statement on ‘Inexcusable’ NAEP Results)

4/24 - New FCC Report Shows Digital Divide Continuing to Close (FCC; direct to report)

4/24 - FDA cautions against use of hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine for COVID-19 outside of the hospital setting or a clinical trial due to the risk of heart rhythm problems (FDA)

4/24 - VA Social Workers Pressured to Discharge Vulnerable Patients from Community Living to Private Care (OSC)

4/24 - USCIS Updates Policy on False Claims of U.S. Citizenship (USCIS)

4/24 - USMCA To Enter Into Force July 1 After United States Takes Final Procedural Steps For Implementation (USTR)

Bills Signed into Law: Apr 18 - Apr 24

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.

4/24 - H.R.266 - Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act (responds to the COVID-19 outbreak by providing additional funding for small business loans, health care providers, and COVID-19 testing)