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U.S. Government Information: WR 10/3/20

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 : Oct 3 - Oct 9

10/5 - New Guidance Posted (NARA)

10/5 - U.S. Farm Employers Respond to Labor Market Changes With Higher Wages, Use of Visa Program, and More Women Workers (ERS)

10/5 - CDC Updates “How COVID is Spread” Webpage (CDC)

10/5 - Department of Energy Issues Report on Benefits of U.S. Oil and Natural Gas: Providing Energy Security and Supporting Our Quality of Life (DOE; direct to report)

10/5 - EPA Releases Draft National Recycling Strategy (EPA)

10/5 - Comm'r Rosenworcel on FCC's Latest Move to Harm Net Neutrality (FCC)

10/6 - Governor of Montana and the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Seek Repeal of Critical Environmental Plans (BLM)

10/6 - Department of Homeland Security Releases Homeland Threat Assessment (DHS; direct to report)

10/6 - Department of Homeland Security and Department of Labor Rule Restores Integrity to H-1B Visa Program (DHS; see also, interim final rule)

10/6 - EPA Releases Proposal to Better Protect Ecosystems from Incidental Discharges of Marine Vessels (EPA)

10/6 - Recent Economic Developments and the Challenges Ahead (Fed)

10/6 - NOAA awards $48.7M for projects to advance climate resilience (NOAA)

10/7 - EPA Announces Guidance to Waive Toxicity Tests on Animal Skin (EPA)

10/7 - USDA hosts virtual Data Users’ Meeting to seek public input on its statistical programs (NASS)

10/8 - DOD Announces $600 Million for 5G Experimentation, Testing at 5 Installations (DOD)

10/8 - Six Arrested on Federal Charge of Conspiracy to Kidnap the Governor of Michigan (DOJ; see also, president’s Twitter response and  Chairman Thompson: Planned Attack in Michigan Highlights the Consequences of President Trump’s Dangerous Inaction on Domestic Terrorism)

10/8 - Justice Department Sues Yale University for Illegal Discrimination Practices in Undergraduate Admissions (DOJ)

10/8 - EPA Reduces Burden, Promotes Innovation with Proposed Action on Chitosan (EPA)

10/9 - Transition Post 1: General Resources from NARA and GSA (NARA)

10/9 - Tip Sheet Number 21 — October 9, 2020 (Census)

Bills Signed into Law: Oct 3 - Oct 9

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