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U.S. Government Information: WR 8/6/22

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 : Aug 6 - Aug 12

8/8 - DHS Statement on U.S. District Court’s Decision Regarding MPP (DHS)

8/8 - Summary of the Reengagement of Detainees Formerly Held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (DNI; direct to report)

8/8 - Federal Judge Sentences Three Men Convicted of Racially Motivated Hate Crimes in Connection with the Killing of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia (DOJ)

8/9 - NIST Launches New iEdison System for Reporting Federally Funded Inventions (NIST; direct to website)

8/9 - NLM Leverages Its Information Resources to Improve Access to Monkeypox-related Literature and Research (NLM)

8/9 - NREL Releases Comprehensive Databases of Local Ordinances for Siting Wind, Solar Energy Projects (NREL; direct to wind and solar data pages)

8/10 - CISA Releases Toolkit of Free Cybersecurity Resources for Election Community (CISA; direct to website)

8/10 - Biden-Harris Administration Launches New Offices to Lower Energy Costs and Deploy Clean Power Nationwide (DOE; direct to GDO and SCEP websites)

8/10 - Federal Health Agencies Unveil National Tool to Measure Health Impacts of Environmental Burdens (HHS; direct to website)

8/10 - Public and media invited to attend a live, virtual lecture on how to access over 100,000 geologic maps covering the U.S. (USGS; direct to website)

8/11 - CDC streamlines COVID-19 guidance to help the public better protect themselves and understand their risk (CDC; see also, MMWR and FDA testing advice)

8/11 - Uninsured Rates Decrease in 251 Counties and Increase in 148 Counties (Census; direct to data/map tool)

8/11 - CFPB Takes Action to Protect the Public from Shoddy Data Security Practices (CFPB; direct to report)

8/11 - Attorney General Merrick Garland Delivers Remarks [re: Trump search warrant] (DOJ; see also, statement from FBI director and House Oversight/Intelligence letter to DNI director)

8/11 - Biden-Harris Administration Announces Funding for 166 Projects to Modernize Transportation Across the Country and Make it More Affordable, Increase Safety and Strengthen Supply Chains (DOT; direct to awards list)

8/11 - FEC approves three advisory opinions (FEC; see also, CRS report on Google opinion)

8/11 - FTC Explores Rules Cracking Down on Commercial Surveillance and Lax Data Security Practices (FTC; see also, fact sheet)

8/12 - President Biden Announces Key Appointments to Boards and Commissions [members of National Museum and Library Services Board] (WH)

Bills Signed into Law : Aug 6 - Aug 12

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.

8/9 - H.R.4346, Supreme Court Security Funding Act of 2022/CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 - appropriates $54.2 billion to support domestic semiconductor manufacturing, research and development and $19.4 million to address security threats to the Supreme Court (see also, WH fact sheet)

8/10 - S. 3373, Honoring our PACT Act of 2022 - addresses health care, presumption of service-connection, research, resources, and other matters related to veterans who were exposed to toxic substances during military service (see also, WH fact sheet)

Congressional Budget Office / Congressional Research Service / Government Accountability Office : Aug 6 - Aug 12

Congressional Hearings : Aug 6 - Aug 12

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8/9 - Lessons from Seattle: New Horizons for Workers’ Pay, Benefits, and Protections (House Economic Disparity)