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U.S. Government Information: WR 05/16/20

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 16 - May 22

5/18 - EPA Takes Next Step to Implement PFAS Legislation (EPA)

5/18 - Civil action filed to forfeit rare cuneiform tablet from Hobby Lobby (ICE)

5/19 - ABS Release Provides Data on Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses (Census)

5/19 - New Report on Housing Readiness for Aging Population (Census; direct to report)

5/19 - Acting Secretary Wolf’s Statement on Non-Essential Travel (DHS)

5/19 - Commerce Department Releases New Regulations to Support U.S. Leadership in Commercial Satellite Remote Sensing Industry (DOC)

5/19 - EPA Proposes First Ever Rule to Improve Transparency of Guidance (EPA)

5/19 - Correcting the Record: EPA Administrator Responds to Inaccurate “Staff Report” (EPA; see also, Senator Carper’s staff report)

5/19 - Link Between Earth’s Heat and Hurricane Strength Grows (NCEI)

5/19 - The Condition of Education, 2019 (NCES)

5/20 - CDC releases resources to assist states to open (CDC)

5/20 - U.S. Census Bureau Releases Household Pulse Survey Results (Census)

5/21 - Southern and Western Regions Experienced Rapid Growth This Decade (Census)

5/21 - Copyright Office Releases Report on Section 512 (Copyright Office; direct to report)

5/21 - EPA Releases Draft Criteria to Help Protect Lakes and Reservoirs (EPA)

5/21 - FCC, IMLS Partner to Support Libraries and Address the Digital Divide (FCC)

5/21 - ICE responds to recent media coverage regarding family residential centers (ICE; see also, House Democrats Demand ICE End New "Binary Choice" Policy Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic)

5/21 - NASA Invites Public to Celebrate Historic ‘Launch America’ (NASA)

5/21 - SEC Adopts Amendments to Improve Financial Disclosures about Acquisitions and Dispositions of Businesses (SEC; see also dissent statement by SEC Commissioner Lee)

5/21 - On the Treaty on Open Skies (State; see also, statements by DOD, ODNI, and Chairs of House Foreign Affairs and House Armed Services Committees, and CRS Report)

5/22 - After 26-year delay, Trump Administration delivers Arizona land exchange (BLM)

Bills Signed into Law: May 16 - May 22

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