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U.S. Government Information: WR 07/18/20

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 : July 18 - July 24

Note: statements concerning ongoing civil protests are being compiled on a separate guide

7/21 - USCIS Launches Updated Website (USCIS)

7/22 - Trump Administration Announces $85 Million to Support Disadvantaged Students in Nation’s Capital Attending K-12 Private Schools of Their Choice (ED)

7/22 - Trump Administration Finalizes Rule to Streamline and Modernize EPA Permit Process (EPA; see also, Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works ranking member statement)

7/22 - Individual contributions to federal candidates and committees (FEC)

7/22 - USDA Provides Update on Investigation Following 2019 Tyson Beef Plant Closure and COVID-19 Pandemic (USDA)

7/23 - CMS Releases Early 2020 Health Insurance Exchange Effectuated Enrollment Snapshot Showing Market Stability (CMS)

7/23 - New York Amends Dangerous Green Light Law to Cooperate with Federal Law Enforcement on DMV Records (DHS; see also DOJ court filing, via @EricLiptonNYT on Twitter)

7/23 - Trump Administration Supports Alaskan Infrastructure Development to Mine Critical Minerals (DOI)

7/23 - Interior Approves Permits for Alaska LNG Pipeline (DOI)

7/23 - Justice Department Alleges Excessive Force in Alabama’s Prisons for Men Violates the Constitution (DOJ; with link to report)

7/23 - U.S. Election Assistance Commission Responds to Recent VVSG-Compliant Testing Claims (EAC)

7/23 - Secretary Carson Terminates 2015 AFFH Rule (HUD; see also, Senator Brown’s Statement on HUD’s Action to Undermine the Fair Housing Act)

7/23 - Protect Operational Technologies and Control Systems against Cyber Attacks (NSA)

7/24 - Statement by NCSC Director William Evanina: 100 Days Until Election 2020 (DNI; see also, Pelosi, Schumer, Schiff, Warner Joint Statement Following ODNI Announcement Regarding Election Security and Foreign Threats)

7/24 - Agenda for ACDDE August 3 Workshop on Libraries and Broadband (FCC)

7/24 - ICE continues March guidance for fall school term (ICE)

7/24 - The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Salutes the Life and Legacy of John Lewis (USCCR)

Bills Signed into Law: July 18 - July 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.

7/22 - S.4148 —  A bill to extend the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes (extends the Department of Homeland Security's Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program until July 27, 2023)