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U.S. Government Information: WR 5/21/22

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 : May 21 - May 27

5/23 - Justice Department Announces Updated Guidance on Improving Law Enforcement Response to Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence by Identifying and Preventing Gender Bias (DOJ; direct to guidance)

5/23 - FBI Designates 61 Active Shooter Incidents in 2021 (FBI; direct to report)

5/23 - New Surgeon General Advisory Sounds Alarm on Health Worker Burnout and Resignation (HHS; direct to advisory page)

5/23 - Live and In Person! Come to the 2022 National Book Festival on Saturday, Sept. 3 (LOC; direct to website – note: some programs to be livestreamed & video of all presentations available after the festival)

5/23 - Greenhouse gas pollution trapped 49% more heat in 2021 than in 1990, NOAA finds (NOAA; direct to report; see also, House Science chair statement)

5/24 - Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on the Progress of the Naming Commission (DOD; see also,  Naming Commission website with 5/24 roundtable transcript & press release)

5/24 - FDA Flexibilities to Yield Millions of Cans of Additional Infant Formula in Coming Months to Increase Supply Available to U.S. Consumers (FDA; see also, 5/26 update and USDA Offers Funding Flexibility to Help States, WIC Families Amid Infant Formula Shortages)

5/24 - National Archives Receives TMF Award to Modernize Mission-Critical IT (NARA)

5/25 - Twitter Agrees with DOJ and FTC to Pay $150 Million Civil Penalty and to Implement Comprehensive Compliance Program to Resolve Alleged Data Privacy Violations (DOJ; see also, FEC press release)

5/25 - US Department of Labor publishes updated Family and Medical Leave Act guidance on mental health, job-protected leave for workers, employers (DOL; direct to fact sheet and FAQ)

5/25 - Launch of the Atrocity Crimes Advisory Group (ACA) for Ukraine (State)

5/26 - Fastest-Growing Cities Are Still in the West and South (Census)

5/26 - Biden-Harris Administration Proposes First-Ever California Offshore Wind Lease Sale (DOI)

5/26 - Federal Officials Adhere to Prior Decision Related to Nassar Investigation (DOJ)

5/26 - EPA Announces Federal Working Group to Strengthen Coordination on Water Reuse and Integrated Water Resources Management Approaches (EPA)

5/26 - New Guidance to Ensure Federally Funded Research Data Equitably Benefits All of America (OSTP; direct to report)

Bills Signed into Law : May 21 - May 27

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.

5/21 - H.R.7691 Additional Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2022 - provides $40.1 billion in FY2022 emergency supplemental appropriations for activities to respond to Russia's invasion of Ukraine

5/21 - H.R.7791 Access to Baby Formula Act of 2022 - authorizes USDA to take certain actions to address emergencies, disasters, and supply chain disruptions (particularly the shortage of infant formula in the U.S.) affecting participants of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)