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U.S. Government Information: WR 04/30/22

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 30 - May 6

5/3 - Introducing NCES’s New Locale-Focused Resource Hub: Education Across America (NCES; direct to website)

5/3 - Smithsonian Adopts Policy on Ethical Returns (SI)

5/3 - Reclamation’s drought response actions will boost Lake Powell (USBR; direct to plan page)

5/4 - Study Links Urbanization to Poor Ecological Knowledge, Less Environmental Action (NIST; direct to article page)

5/5 - Census Bureau to Release 2020 Post-Enumeration Survey Results for 50 States and DC (Census)

5/5 - Justice Department Launches Comprehensive Environmental Justice Strategy (DOJ; see also, AG remarks)

5/5 - FDA Limits Use of Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine to Certain Individuals (FDA)

5/5 - USDA Promotes Program Access, Combats Discrimination Against LGBTQI+ Community (FNS; direct to policy page)

5/5 - Endangered California Salmon Returned To Safer Waters After More Than A Century (FWS)

5/5 - May 5, 2022 will be the last date the Monthly Statement of the Public Debt (MSPD) will be published on (Treas)

5/5 - USCIS Simplifying, Improving Communication of Case Processing Data (USICS; see also, processing times page)

5/5 - President Biden Announces Karine Jean-Pierre as White House Press Secretary (WH)

5/6 - Secretary Haaland Announces $61 Million to Increase Outdoor Access in Urban Spaces (DOI)

5/6 - U.S. Department of Education Announces Intent to Strengthen and Protect Rights for Students with Disabilities by Amending Regulations Implementing Section 504 (ED)

5/6 - HHS Launches New Maternal Mental Health Hotline (HHS)

5/6 - Library of Congress Awards More than $250,000 to Inaugural Projects Highlighting Uses of Digital Collections (LOC)

5/6 - U.S. Treasury Issues First-Ever Sanctions on a Virtual Currency Mixer, Targets DPRK Cyber Threats (Treas)

Bills Signed into Law : Apr 30 - May 6

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.

5/5 - S.2629 Better Cybercrime Metrics Act - establishes requirements to improve the collection of data related to cybercrime and cyber-enabled crime; among other requirements, DOJ must establish a category in NIBRS for collecting cybercrime reports from federal, state, and local officials, and questions about cybercrime must be included in the annual National Crime Victimization Survey

Congressional Budget Office / Congressional Research Service / Government Accountability Office : Apr 30 - May 6