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U.S. Government Information: WR 6/12/21

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 12 - June 18

6/14 - June 2021 New, Tip, and Top (LOC)

6/14 - National Archives Releases Recommendations from Internal Task Force on Racism (NARA)

6/15 - Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Remarks: Domestic Terrorism Policy Address (DOJ)

6/15 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Publishes Birds of Conservation Concern 2021 (FWS; direct to report page)

6/15 - Virtual USDA Food Loss and Waste Innovation Fair Available On-Demand (USDA)

6/16 - U.S. Department of Education Confirms Title IX Protects Students from Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (ED; direct to notice)

6/16 - Department of Education Announces Approval of New Categories of Borrower Defense Claims Totaling $500 Million in Loan Relief to 18,000 Borrowers re: ITT Technical Institute (ED; see also, House Education chair statement)

6/16 - Ocean Acidification Data for Coasts (NCEI; direct to data page)

6/16 - 2019–20 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:20): First Look at the Impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic on Undergraduate Student Enrollment, Housing, and Finances (Preliminary Data) (NCES)

6/16 - NIST Seeks Public Input on Removing Barriers to Voting for People With Disabilities (NIST)

6/17 - FFIEC Announces Availability of 2020 Data on Mortgage Lending (CFPB)

6/17 - Honey Bees on the Move: From Pollination to Honey Production and Back (ERS)

6/17 - ​National Archives History Hub Named “Top Innovator” by SAA (NARA)

6/17 - Richard W. Spinrad confirmed to lead NOAA (NOAA)

6/17 - NTIA Creates First Interactive Map to Help Public See the Digital Divide Across the Country (NTIA; direct to map)

6/17- Media Event: New Insight into Climate Change Impacts on Yellowstone (USGS)

6/17 - Fact Sheet: U.S. - UK Understanding on a Cooperative Framework for Large Civil Aircrafts (USTR)

Bills Signed into Law: June 12 - June 18

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.

6/17 – S.475 Juneteenth National Independence Day Act - establishes Juneteenth National Independence Day, June 19, as a legal public holiday