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U.S. Government Information: WR 6/26/21

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 26 - July 2

6/27 - Statement by the Department of Defense re: airstrikes in Iraq-Syria region (DOD)

6/29 - CFPB Report Highlights Supervisory Findings of Wide-Ranging Violations of Law in 2020 (CFPB; direct to report)

6/30 - Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman Publishes Annual Report to Congress (DHS; direct to report)

6/30 - PRIDE Month: Commerce Department’s U.S. Census Bureau Offers Valuable Data on Same-Sex Couples (DOC)

6/30 - EPA Announces Path Forward for TSCA Chemical Risk Evaluations (EPA)

6/30 - STIR/SHAKEN Broadly Implemented Starting Today (FCC; see also, FCC Releases Second Annual Report on Robocall Blocking Tools)

6/30 - FDA Provides Update on Ongoing Efforts to Better Understand the Occurrence of PFAS in the Food Supply (FDA; direct to data)

6/30 - Law Library Launches Refreshed Website, (LOC)

6/30 - NIST Will Conduct Technical Investigation Into the Collapse of the Champlain Towers South Condominium (NIST)

6/30 - Proposing Changes to the Department’s Policies on Gender on U.S. Passports and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (State)

7/1 - BTS Updates 15 Tables in National Transportation Statistics (BTS)

7/1 - Census Bureau Releases 2019 State and Local Government Finance Table (Census)

7/1 - CFPB Consumer Complaint Bulletin Highlights Consumers’ Difficulties During Pandemic (CFPB; direct to report)

7/1 - Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Imposes a Moratorium on Federal Executions; Orders Review of Policies and Procedures (DOJ; direct to memorandum)

7/1 - HHS Announces Rule to Protect Consumers from Surprise Medical Bills (HHS)

7/1 - NSA, Partners Release Cybersecurity Advisory on Brute Force Global Cyber Campaign (NSA; direct to advisory)

7/1 - Secretary Antony J. Blinken at the 2021 Trafficking in Persons Report Launch Ceremony (State; direct to report page)

7/1 - Statement from Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen on Today’s Agreement of 130 Countries to Support a Global Minimum Tax for the World’s Largest Corporations (Treas)

7/2 - Independent Review Commission Recommendations on Countering Sexual Assault in the Military (DOD; see also, Sexual Assaults Will No Longer be Prosecuted by Commanders)

7/2 - NCEI Releases Groundbreaking Microplastics Database (NCEI; direct to database page)

7/2 - DHS releases Interagency Strategy for Promoting Naturalization (USCIS; direct to report)

Bills Signed into Law: June 26 - July 2

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.

Note: the three items below are Congressional Review Act bills; see President Biden's remarks at signing ceremony

6/30 - S.J.Res.13 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission relating to "Update of Commission's Conciliation Procedures" - nullifies the 1/14/21 rule that revises the EEOC settlement process to provide employers with the factual and legal basis that the EEOC relied on to make a reasonable cause finding of a discriminatory practice

6/30 - S.J.Res 14 joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the. Environmental 14 A Protection Agency relating to "Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources Review" – nullifies the 9/14/20 rule on amendments to new source performance standards, such as an amendment that removed limitations on methane emissions from such sector

6/30 - S.J.Res.15 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Office of the Comptroller of Currency relating to "National Banks and Federal Savings Associations as Lenders" - nullifies the 10/30/20 rule requiring that to be considered a lender, a national bank or federal saving association must, as of the date of origination of the loan (1) be named as the lender in the loan agreement, or (2) fund the loan