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U.S. Government Information: WR 04/25/20

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 25 - May 1

4/27 - Statement by the Department of Defense on the Release of Historical Navy Videos (DOD)

4/28 - White House Re-Establishes Council on Native American Affairs to Support Continued Inter-Agency Coordination with Indian Country (DOI)

4/28 - U.S. Billion-Dollar Disasters in Season Context (NCEI)

4/29 - Real gross domestic product (GDP) decreased 4.8 percent in the first quarter of 2020 (BEA)

4/29 - Current Population Survey Table Packages Now Available (Census)

4/29 - USDA International Agricultural Baseline Projections to 2029 (ERS)

4/29 - Spring 2020 brings rare ozone ‘hole’ over the Arctic (NOAA)

4/29 - ODNI Releases Annual Intelligence Community Transparency Report (ODNI; direct to report)

4/29 - New USGS Map Helps Identify Where pyrrhotite, a Mineral that Can Cause Concrete Foundations to Fail, May Occur (USGS; direct to report)

4/29 - USTR Releases Annual Special 301 Report on Intellectual Property Protection and Review of Notorious Markets for Counterfeiting and Piracy (USTR; direct to 301 report and markets report)

4/29 - VA establishes the department’s first history office (VA)

4/30 - Department of Defense Releases Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military (DOD; direct to report)

4/30 - Interior Announces $24.7 Million in Support for Habitat Conservation in Big Game Migration Corridors and Winter Range in the West (DOI)

4/30 - Global energy demand to plunge this year as a result of the biggest shock since the Second World War (IEA; direct to Global Energy Review 2020)

4/30 - Introducing the Law Library of Congress Legal Research Institute (LOC)

4/30 - Opportunity to Comment: Draft Universal Use Cases (NARA)

4/30 - Intelligence Community Statement on Origins of COVID-19 (ODNI)

5/1 - Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Report Shows Substantial Decline in Credit Applications in March (CFPB; direct to report)

Bills Signed into Law: Apr 25 - May 1

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.

4/28 - H.R.6322 — Student Veteran Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 (authorizes the VA to continue paying work-study allowances during emergency periods)