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6/22 - Smithsonian’s New Digital Guide Brings the Future to People’s Fingertips June 22 (Smithsonian; direct to website)
Information below is from congress.gov. 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
See full weekly list of hearings on congress.gov.
6/22 - A Growing Threat: How Disinformation Damages American Democracy (House Administration)
6/22 - NATO Enlargement: Examining the Proposed Accession of Sweden and Finland (Senate Foreign Relations)
6/22 - Supporting Students and Schools: Promising Practices to Get Back on Track (Senate HELP)
6/23 - A Hearing with Trump White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx (House Coronavirus)
6/20 - Native American tribes to co-manage national monument for first time (via Washington Post, with link to source document)
6/21 - Spring 2022 Unified Agenda published (reginfo.gov)
6/21 - The Supreme Court Just Forced Maine to Fund Religious Education. It Won’t Stop There. (via Slate, with link to source document)
6/22 - Intel Report Warned Abraham Accords Would Fuel Violence (via The Intercept, with source document)
6/23 - Supreme Court limits ability to enforce Miranda rights (via CNN, with link to source document)
6/23 - In 6-3 ruling, court strikes down New York’s concealed-carry law (via SCOTUSblog, with link to source document)
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 congress.gov)
SCOTUSblog coverage of Dobbs v. Jackson proceedings and orders, with links to source documents from 2020-
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