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U.S. Government Information: WR 05/15/21

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 15 - May 21

5/17 - Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights Announces Virtual Public Hearing to Gather Information for the Purpose of Improving Enforcement of Title IX (ED)

5/17 - Former Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Micah Greenberg Pleads Guilty to Multiple Federal Offenses (FBI)

5/17 - FTC Data Shows Huge Spike in Cryptocurrency Investment Scams (FTC; direct to report)

5/17 - HUD Announces $5 Billion to House People Experiencing Homelessness (HUD; direct to awardee list)

5/17 - Astrophysicists Launch Largest Sky Survey Yet To Map the Universe (Smithsonian)

5/18 - Attorney General Launches Review to Reinvigorate the Justice Department’s Commitment to Access to Justice (DOJ; direct to memo; see also, White House memo)

5/18 - Trilateral Statement of the USMCA Free Trade Agreement (USTR)

5/19 - EPA Adds New PFAS to its Drinking Water Treatability Database (EPA)

5/20 - ICE to Close Two Detention Centers (DHS; see also, House Homeland Security & House Oversight chairs statement)

5/20 - Socially Disadvantaged, Beginning, Limited Resource, and Female Farmers and Ranchers (ERS)

5/20 - Upcoming US Law Webinars – June 2021 (LOC)

5/20 - National Archives Awards $3.9 Million in Grants for Documentary Editing and Archival Projects (NARA)

5/20 - NASA, ESA, JAXA Host Hackathon to Study COVID-19 Environmental Effects (NASA)

5/20 - NIST, Collaborators Develop New Method to Better Study Microscopic Plastics in the Ocean (NIST; direct to OA article)

5/20 - Treasury Releases Report on the American Families Plan’s Tax Compliance Agenda (Treas; direct to report)

Bills Signed into Law: May 15 - May 21

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.

5/20 - S.937: COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act - facilitates the expedited review of COVID–19 hate crimes