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U.S. Government Information: WR 6/18/22

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 : June 18 - June 24

6/21 - Biden-Harris Administration Invests Over $74 Million in Federal-State Partnership for Critical Minerals Mapping (DOI)

6/21 - Justice Department Secures Groundbreaking Settlement Agreement with Meta Platforms, Formerly Known as Facebook, to Resolve Allegations of Discriminatory Advertising (DOJ)

6/21 - Foreword to Report from Chief Randy Moore [re: Gallinas-Las Dispensas Prescribed Fire Declared Wildfire Review] (FS; direct to report)

6/21 - Treasury Applauds Appointment of Chief Lynn Malerba as Treasurer of the United States (Treas)

6/22 - U.S. Department of Defense Responsible Artificial Intelligence Strategy and Implementation Pathway (DOD)

6/22 - The Food and Nutrition Assistance Landscape: Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Report (ERS)

6/22 - National Taxpayer Advocate issues midyear report to Congress; expresses concern about continued refund delays and poor taxpayer service (IRS; direct to report page)

6/22 - Library of Congress to Award Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity to Historian of LGBTQ+ Life George Chauncey (LOC)

6/22 - Smithsonian’s New Digital Guide Brings the Future to People’s Fingertips June 22 (Smithsonian; direct to website)

6/23 - Census Bureau Announces Transition of Associate Director for Research and Methodology and Chief Scientist (Census)

6/23 - Interior Department Commits to Urgent Actions to Conserve the Monarch Butterfly (DOI)

6/23 - The U.S. Department of Education Releases Proposed Changes to Title IX Regulations, Invites Public Comment (ED; direct to proposed rule and fact sheet and major provisions summary)

6/23 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA Fisheries Rescind Regulatory Definition of “Habitat” Under the Endangered Species Act (FWS)

6/23 - FADGI is a Finalist for the Digital Preservation Coalition 20th Anniversary Award (LOC)

6/23 - OSC Announces Discipline for Federal Employees who Violated the Hatch Act (OSC)

6/24 - FCC and Library Agency Sign Agreement to Promote Broadband Access (FCC)

Bills Signed into Law : June 18 - June 24

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.

6/21 - S.1097, Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Program Act of 2021 - establishes a rotational cyber workforce program under which certain federal employees may be detailed among rotational cyber workforce positions at other agencies

6/21 - S.2520, State and Local Government Cybersecurity Act of 2021 - provides for collaboration between DHS and state/local/tribal/territorial governments, as well as corporations, associations, and the general public, regarding cybersecurity

6/23 - H.R.4591, VA Electronic Health Record Transparency Act of 2021 - requires the VA to report quarterly on the costs, performance metrics, and outcomes of its Electronic Health Record Modernization Program

Special - Roe v. Wade / Dobbs v. Jackson Decision

On June 24, the Supreme Court by 6-3 overturned Roe v. Wade; the dissenting opinion from Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan starts at p.148

The Dobbs v. Jackson Decision, Annotated (via New York Times)

The Constitution Annotated, 14th Amendment (via

SCOTUSblog coverage of Dobbs v. Jackson proceedings and orders, with links to source documents from 2020-

Fact Sheet: President Biden Announces Actions In Light of Today’s Supreme Court Decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization (WH)

Remarks/statements on SCOTUS decision by the president | vice president | attorney general | secretaries of DOC | DOD | DOL | HHS | State | USDA | House speaker (and “Dear Colleague” letter 1 and letter 2) | House majority leader | House minority leadership | Senate majority leader | Senate minority leader | Senate HELP chair (and hearing announcement) | Democratic Women’s Caucus

Know Your Rights: Reproductive Health Care (HHS)