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U.S. Government Information: WR 06/05/21

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 : June 5 - June 11

6/7 - CDC COVID-19 Study Shows mRNA Vaccines Reduce Risk of Infection by 91 Percent for Fully Vaccinated People (CDC; direct to article preprint)

6/7 - Department of Justice Seizes $2.3 Million in Cryptocurrency Paid to the Ransomware Extortionists Darkside (DOJ)

6/7 - NCEI Collaborates on North American Drought Indices and Indicators Assessment (NCEI; direct to report)

6/7 - Carbon dioxide peak in May breaks another record (NOAA)

6/7 - United States Joins Intergovernmental Forum on Mining (State)

6/8 - Family Reunification Task Force Provides Initial Progress Report and Announces Upcoming Reunification of 29 Families (DHS; direct to report)

6/8 - CP3 Newsletter: Issue 1 (DHS)

6/8 - The Defense Department’s Strategic and Critical Materials Review (DOD; direct to report and fact sheet)

6/8 - Marine economy in 2019 outpaced U.S. economy overall [according to first official Marine Economy Satellite Account] (NOAA; direct to report)

6/9 - Census Bureau Sets Key Parameters to Protect Privacy in 2020 Census Results (Census)

6/9 - Department of Education Announces Actions to Advance Equity in Education (ED; direct to OCR report)

6/9 - EPA Reverses 2020 Rule, Restoring Key Functions of Environmental Appeals Board, Promoting Fairness and Integrity in Decision-Making (EPA)

6/9 - EPA, Army Announce Intent to Revise Definition of WOTUS (EPA)

6/9 - USDA Withdraws Proposed Rule on Categorical Eligibility in SNAP (FNS)

6/9 - Kluge Center to Host Pillars of Democracy Series on Strengthening US Institutions (LOC)

6/9 - The Designation of Navalny-Affiliated Organizations as “Extremist” (State)

6/10 - EPA to Reexamine Health Standards for Harmful Soot that Previous Administration Left Unchanged (EPA)

6/10 - New Report on Children’s Online Privacy and Data Protection Published (LOC; direct to report)

6/11 - DHS Releases Plan for Use of Border Barrier Funds (DHS; direct to report)

6/11 - DOD Announces Plan to Restore $2.2 Billion in Funding Previously Used for Border Barrier Construction (DOD; direct to report)

6/11 - Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Delivered a Policy Address Regarding Voting Rights (DOJ; see also, fact sheet)

6/11 - ICE launches Victims Engagement and Services Line (VESL) (ICE)

6/11 - NOAA initiatives among the first round of Ocean Decade endorsed actions (NOAA)

Bills Signed into Law: June 5 - June 11

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.

6/5 - H.R.2523 Training in High-demand Roles to Improve Veteran Employment Act: makes updates to VA training and education policies and program

Congressional Budget Office / Congressional Research Service / Government Accountability Office : June 5 - June 11