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U.S. Government Information: WR 09/19/20

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 19 - Sept 25

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

9/21 – Department Of Justice Identifies New York City, Portland And Seattle As Jurisdictions Permitting Violence And Destruction of Property (DOJ)

9/21 - Welcome to OGE’s Wholly New Website (OGE)

9/21 - USDA Extends WIC COVID-19 Flexibilities for Duration of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (USDA)

9/22 - Foreign Actors and Cybercriminals Likely to Spread Disinformation Regarding 2020 Election Results (FBI)

9/22 - FDA Launches the Digital Health Center of Excellence (FDA)

9/22 - Race and Ethnicity of Public School Teachers and Their Students (NCES)

9/23 - CMS Issues Urgent Call to Action Following Drastic Decline in Care for Children in Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program Due to COVID-19 Pandemic (CMS; direct to data report)

9/23 - Statement on the Department’s Use of Defense Production Act Title III (DOD; see also, Warren, Khanna Call for Independent Watchdog Investigation of Pentagon Funneling Hundreds of Millions of Dollars of COVID-19 CARES Act Funds to Defense Contractors)

9/23 - Department of Justice Marks 20th Anniversary of Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act with Comprehensive 20-Year Report (DOJ; direct to report)

9/23 - Statement by a Treasury Spokesperson on the Funding of the Social Security Trust Funds and Payroll Tax Deferral (Treas)

9/23 - Remarks by President Trump in Press Briefing (White House)

9/24 - DHS Proposes to Change Admission Period Structure for F, J and I Nonimmigrants (DHS; see also, proposed rule)

9/24 - FBI Warns Voters About Election Crimes Ahead of the November 2020 Election (FBI)

9/24 - FDA Takes Actions to Help Lower U.S. Prescription Drug Prices (FDA)

9/24 - U.S. Department of Agriculture Releases Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Alaska Roadless Rule (USDA; see also, Final EIS and House Natural Resources Committee Chair’s statement)

9/25 - Census Bureau Statement on 2020 Census Court Order (Census; see also, Chairwoman Maloney statement with link to court decision)

9/25 - Migration of Refugee Case Processing System (State)

Bills Signed into Law: Sept 19 - Sept 25

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