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U.S. Government Information: WR 09/05/20

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 : Sept 5 - Sept 11

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

9/5 - Census Bureau’s Compliance with Today’s Federal Court Order (Census; see also, Census Work Has Been Winding Down, But A Judge Says It Needs To Press On For Now via NPR, with links to source documents)

9/8 - G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on the Poisoning of Alexei Navalny (State)

9/9 - Federal Government Adjusts COVID-19 Entry Strategy for International Air Passengers (CDC)

9/9 - CFTC’s Climate-Related Market Risk Subcommittee Releases Report (CFTC; direct to report)

9/9 - ‘One Mission’: Acting Secretary Wolf Delivers 2020 State of the Homeland Address (DHS)

9/9 - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Delivers on Promise to Protect Free Inquiry and Religious Liberty (ED)

9/9 - Household Food Security in the United States in 2019 (ERS, with statistical supplement)

9/9 - Forest Service Temporarily Closes All National Forests in California; partial closures also announced in Oregon/Southern Washington (FS)

9/9 - 2020 Investment Climate Statements Released (State; direct to reports)

9/10 - The Bureau of Land Management seeks comments on oil and gas regulations (BLM)

9/10 - Statement From Acting Secretary Chad Wolf On Microsoft’s Election Initiative (DHS, with link to Microsoft report)

9/10 - Space Resources are the Key to Safe and Sustainable Lunar Exploration (NASA)

9/10 - Treasury Sanctions Russia-Linked Election Interference Actors (Treas; see also, Wyden Statement on Treasury Department Sanction on Andrii Derkach)

9/10 - USCIS Launches Sponsor Deeming and Agency Reimbursement Information Collection Initiative (USCIS; see also, links to guides)

9/11 - CDC awards $7 million for pilot project to reduce chronic disease by advancing health equity (CDC)

9/11 -DHS Public Action Plan to Implement Strategic Framework for Countering Terrorism and Targeted Violence - CTTV Framework (DHS; direct to report)

Bills Signed into Law: Sept 5 - Sept 11

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.

- none this week

Miscellaneous : Sept 5 - Sept 11

9/9 - House Intelligence Committee Releases Whistleblower Reprisal Complaint Alleging Serious Misconduct By Senior Trump Administration Officials to Politicize, Manipulate and Censor Intelligence to Benefit Trump (Congress, with link to complaint; see also, Rubio & Warner ask DHS I&A for “all intelligence assessments produced by I&A” related to Brian Murphy’a whistleblower complaint via @AndrewDesiderio on Twitter)

9/9 - White House directs agencies to relax enforcement (via LA Times, with link to source document)

9/9 - Chairwoman Johnson and Chairman Foster Call for Scientific Integrity and Transparency in NIH Funding Policy (Congress; see also, Report of the Human Fetal Tissue Research Ethics Advisory Board)

9/9 - In Letter to National Archives Watchdog, Chairs DeFazio and Napolitano Request Investigation into Destruction of Records by the Trump EPA (Congress)

9/10 - Committee Releases State Census Reports— Sounds Alarm That States Could Lose Hundreds of Millions of Dollars If Deadlines Not Extended (Congress)

9/10 - TRANSCRIPT: On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Schumer Discusses How The Woodward Tapes Reveal President Trump Lied And Failed To Take Necessary Action When He Knew The Dire Threats Of COVID (Congress; see also, press remarks by the president and the White House press secretary)

9/10 - Democratic Committee Leaders Release Report Detailing Abuse of Taxpayer Funds by Top Trump Administration Official Charged with Overseeing Federal Health Care Programs (Congress)

9/10 - Court Blocks Trump's Attempt To Change Who Counts For Allocating House Seats (via NPR, with links to source documents)

9/11 - DeVos Loses Latest Fight Over Rerouting Aid To Private School Students (via NPR, with link to source document)

9/11 - Court-appointed adviser blasts 'corrupt' DOJ move to drop Flynn case (via Politico, with link to source document)

9/11 – website redesign and change to

9/11 - Trump officials interfered with CDC reports on Covid-19 re: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (via Politico, with snippet of source document)