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U.S. Government Information: WR 8/13/22

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 13 - Aug 19

8/15 - DOD Releases First Departmentwide Social Media Policy (DOD; direct to policy)

8/16 - Census Bureau Releases Results of Post-Enumeration Survey for 2020 Census Housing Unit Counts (Census)

8/16 - Interior Department Announces Actions to Protect Colorado River System, Sets 2023 Operating Conditions for Lake Powell and Lake Mead (DOI; see also, 24-Month Study page)

8/16 - Education Department approves $3.9 billion group discharge for 208,000 borrowers who attended ITT Technical Institute (ED)

8/16 - FDA Finalizes Historic Rule Enabling Access to Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids for Millions of Americans (FDA; direct to final rule)

8/16 - NEH Announces $31.5 Million for 226 Humanities Projects Nationwide (NEH; direct to project list)

8/16 - NCSC Unveils its 2021 Year in Review (ODNI; direct to report)

8/17 - Census Bureau Invites Public Input on Designing 2030 Census (Census; see also, press kit)

8/17 - NCEI’s Microplastics Portal provides access to marine microplastics data (NCEI; direct to website)

8/17 - NHTSA Early Estimates Show Record Increase in Fatalities Nationwide (NHTSA; direct to report)

8/18 - President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Help Communities Reduce Vulnerability to Drought (DOI)

8/18 - U.S. and Mexico agree to invest $474M to address Tijuana River sewage problem (EPA; see also, Minute 328)

8/18 - $5.2 Million Awarded to Strengthen Library Services for Tribal Communities, Native Hawaiians (IMLS)

8/18 - A New National Strategy to Reflect Natural Assets on America’s Balance Sheet (OMB; direct to strategy)

8/18 - Department of State Announces Publication of 38th and Final Edition of World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers (WMEAT) (State; direct to report page)

8/19 - U.S. Department of Education Terminates Federal Recognition of ACICS, Enhances Federal Aid Program Participation Requirements for ACICS-accredited Colleges (ED; see also, ACICS member directory)

8/19 - Statement by President Biden on State Unemployment Rates (WH; see also, BLS report page with historical highs/lows in supplemental files)

8/19 - United We Stand: Countering Hate-Fueled Violence Together (WH)

Bills Signed into Law : Aug 13 - Aug 19

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.

8/16 - H.R.2992, TBI and PTSD Law Enforcement Training Act - requires the Bureau of Justice Assistance to consult with relevant agencies to establish crisis intervention training tools for first responders to address individuals with traumatic brain injuries, acquired brain injuries, and post-traumatic stress disorder

8/16 - H.R.6943, Public Safety Officer Support Act of 2022 - extends death and disability benefits under the Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program to certain public safety officers and survivors of public safety officers who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder or acute stress disorder following a stressful situation while on duty

8/16 - H.R.5376, Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 - provides for reconciliation of the federal budget and addresses climate change, health care, taxation, and the federal deficit (summary via WH; see also, state fact sheets)

Congressional Hearings : Aug 13 - Aug 19

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None this week