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U.S. Government Information: WR 05/02/20

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 : May 2 - May 8

5/2 - World Press Freedom Day (State)

5/4 - Cengage and McGraw-Hill Terminate Merger Agreement in Response to Antitrust Concerns (DOJ)

5/4 - Extreme Poverty Counties Found Solely in Rural Areas in 2018 (ERS)

5/4 - FBI Releases 2019 Statistics on Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the Line of Duty (FBI; direct to report)

5/4 - USDA Announces Additional Food Purchase Plans (FNS)

5/4 - Study: Climate change has been influencing where tropical cyclones rage (NOAA; direct to report)

5/4 - NOAA’s Polar-Orbiting Satellites See Drop in U.S. Air Pollution (NOAA)

5/5 - U.S. Census Bureau Releases New Veteran Employment Outcomes Statistics (Census)

5/5 - Early Estimates of 2019 Motor Vehicle Traffic Data Show Reduced Fatalities for Third Consecutive Year (DOT; direct to report)

5/6 - Secretary DeVos Takes Historic Action to Strengthen Title IX Protections for All Students (ED; see also, House Judiciary & House Education and Labor Committee chairs’ statement)

5/7 - Interior and Partners Commit to Long-Term Initiative to Conserve the American Bison (DOI)

5/7 - Resource Requirements of Food Demand in the United States (ERS)

5/7 - Acting DNI Grenell Statement on Release of HPSCI Transcripts (ODNI)

5/8 - Employment Situation (BLS; see also, Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report)

5/8 - Acting DNI Grenell Announces ODNI Organizational Changes (ODNI)

5/8 - U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Majority Announces Opposition to Executive Branch Action Shutting Down Virtually All Immigration of Permanent-Residence Seekers into the U.S. (USCCR)

5/8 - U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Unanimously Issues Recommendations to Secure Nondiscrimination in the COVID-19 Pandemic Context, and Specifically to Address Anti-Asian Racism and Xenophobia (USCCR)

Bills Signed into Law: May 2 - May 8

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