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U.S. Government Information: WR 10/5/19

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, news-worthy, 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. 5 - Oct. 11

10/7 - Interior Proposes Region-Wide Oil and Gas Lease Sale for Gulf of Mexico (DOI)

10/8 - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Announces September Border Enforcement Actions (CBP)

10/8 - U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Announces Major New Initiative to Support Rural Transportation Needs (DOT)

10/8 – Service, Partners to Provide More Than $18 Million for Fish Habitat Conservation Projects in 34 States (FWS)

10/8 – Agencies Finalize Changes to Simplify Volcker Rule (SEC)

10/8 - California Advisory Committee Public Briefing: Immigration Enforcement Impacting California Children (USCCR)

10/9 – NOAA’s Climate Program awards $22.8M for climate prediction, resilience (NOAA)

10/9 – Landslide Risks Highlighted in New Online Tool (USGS; direct to tool)

10/9 - Interior Proposes Streamlined Regulations for Mineral Development, Helping the U.S. Compete Globally and Supporting American jobs (BLM)

10/10 - Defense Intelligence Agency Employee Arrested for Leaking Classified Information to Journalists (DOJ)

10/10 - Senior State Department Officials On the Situation in Syria (State)

10/10 - Secretary DeVos Issues Updates on Equitable Services for Private School Students under ESSA (ED)

10/10 – EPA Proposes Updates to Lead and Copper Rule to Better Protect Children and At-Risk Communities (EPA)

10/10 - Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman Charged with Conspiring to Violate Straw and Foreign Donor Bans (FBI)

10/11 - DOD Statement on Deployment of Additional U.S. Forces and Equipment to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (DOD)

Miscellaneous : Oct. 5 - Oct. 11

10/8 – Senate Intelligence Committee releases volume 2 of report: Russia’s Use of Social Media (Congress)

10/9 – Resumes of Political Appointees Since March 23, 2017 (DHS FOIA)

10/10 - Copies of all Certification of Ethics Agreement Compliance forms filed with OGE from May 1, 2017, through the date on which OGE conducts the search for these records: A-Z records and A-Y miscellaneous records (OGE FOIA)

10/11 – AG William Barr addresses Notre Dame Law School on religious freedom (video via WNDU Facebook page)

10/11 - U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas memorandum opinion:  Trump proclamation declaring national emergency at the southern border is unlawful as violation of Consolidated Appropriations Act (Courts)