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U.S. Government Information: WR 05/01/21

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 : May 1 - May 7

5/3 - Biden Administration Begins This Week to Reunite Families Separated Under the Prior Administration (DHS)

5/3 - FBI Releases 2020 Statistics on Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the Line of Duty (FBI; direct to data)

5/4 - NOAA Delivers New U.S. Climate Normals (NCEI; direct to data access)

5/5 - Household Pulse Survey Phase 3.1 Biweekly Data Release (Census)

5/5 - CPSC and Peloton Announce: Recall of Tread+ Treadmills After One Child Death and 70 Incidents; Recall of Tread Treadmills Due to Risk of Injury (CPSC)

5/5 - Births: Provisional Data for 2020 (NCHS)

5/5 - Statement from Ambassador Katherine Tai on the Covid-19 Trips Waiver (USTR)

5/6 - Interior Department Takes Steps to Revoke Final Rule on Migratory Bird Treaty Act Incidental Take (DOI)

5/6 - Biden-Harris Administration Outlines “America the Beautiful” Initiative (DOI; direct to report)

5/6 - OSC Statement on Public Service Recognition Week (OSC; direct to FEVS report)

5/6 - U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Establishes New Advisory Committees in U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and American Samoa and Seeks Nominations of Bipartisan Candidates (USCCR)

5/7 - Defense Leaders to Discuss Sex Assault Review Commission Recommendation (DOD)

5/7 - Justice Department Proposes New Regulation to Update Firearm Definitions (DOJ; direct to proposed rule page)

5/7 - Four Former Minneapolis Police Officers Indicted on Federal Civil Rights Charges for Death of George Floyd; Derek Chauvin Also Charged in Separate Indictment for Violating Civil Rights of a Juvenile (DOJ)

5/7 - Week of May 3-7, 2021 [dismissing case against Donald Trump for "paying off" Stormy Daniels] (FEC; see also, Commissioner Weintraub's op-ed in Washington Post)

5/7 - NSA CISA, FBI, and the UK NCSC further expose Russian Intelligence Cyber Tactics (NSA; direct to advisory)

5/7 - DHS Withdraws Proposed Biometrics Rule (USCIS)

5/7 - USTR Releases Agency Transparency Principles (USTR)

Bills Signed into Law: May 1 - May 7

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.

5/4 - H.R.2630 Extending Temporary Emergency Scheduling of Fentanyl Analogues Act - extends until October 22, 2021, the temporary scheduling order issued by the DEA to place fentanyl-related substances in schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act