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

Guide to information resources by and about the federal government.

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Press releases : Oct 10 - Oct 16

10/12 - U.S. Secretary of Labor Scalia Delivers Columbus Day and Our American Heritage Speech at Franciscan University of Steubenville (DOL)

10/13 - Census Bureau Statement on 2020 Census Data Collection Ending (Census; see also, SCOTUS opinion and Pelosi Statement on Supreme Court Ruling Ending Census Early)

10/13 - NTSB Moves Forward in Meeting Federal Data Strategy, Requirements for Open Data (NTSB; direct to new query system)

10/13 - Active Threat Police Drills Put Veterans, Officers, and VA Employees in Danger at PA Healthcare Center (OSC)

10/13 - On Transparency and Foreign Funding of U.S. Think Tanks (State)

10/13 - On the UN Human Rights Council’s Embrace of Authoritarian Regimes (State; see also, UNHCR announcement)

10/13 -EU Has No Legal Basis to Impose Aircraft Tariffs; WTO Award Relates Only to Now-Repealed Tax Break, Rejects EU Request on Other Measures (USTR; see also, WTO decision and European Commission press release)

10/14 - CBP Releases Fiscal Year 2020 Southwest Border Migration and Enforcement Statistics (CBP)

10/14 - International Energy Outlook 2020 focuses on global electricity markets (EIA; direct to report)

10/14 - EPA Approves Use of Phosphogypsum in Road Construction (EPA)

10/14 - FDA Approves First Treatment for Ebola Virus (FDA)

10/14 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Awards $2,040,000 in Grants to Help Rescue and Rehabilitate Stranded Marine Mammals (FWS)

10/14 - A Look at Graduation Rates and Other Postsecondary Data (NCES)

10/14 - Earth just had its hottest September on record (NOAA)

10/14 - Digital Jigsaw Puzzles: Fall Edition (Smithsonian)

10/15 - New Technical Note on Select Topics in International Censuses  (Census)

10/15 - U.S. Department of Education Releases 2017-18 Civil Rights Data Collection (ED; released with Restraint and Seclusion Issue Brief and Sexual Violence Issue Brief)

10/15 - Water Subcabinet Members Highlight Enhanced Aquatic Resource Mapping with Western States (EPA)

10/15 - EPA Proposes Revised Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Update for 2008 Ozone NAAQS (EPA)

10/15 - EPA Finalizes Cost-Saving Updates to Existing Fuels Regulations (EPA)

10/15 - FCC Announces Official Change in Headquarters Location (FCC)

10/16 - 2020 Census Frequently Asked Questions (Census)

10/16 - Departments of Justice and Homeland Security Release Data on Incarcerated Aliens (DOJ; direct to report)

10/16 - Mnuchin And Vought Release Joint Statement On Budget Results For Fiscal Year 2020 (Treas; data files linked at bottom of page)

Bills Signed into Law: Oct 10 - Oct 16

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.

10/10 -  S.227 — Savanna's Act (directs DOJ to review, revise, and develop law enforcement and justice protocols to address missing or murdered Native Americans)

10/10 - S.982 — Not Invisible Act of 2019 (increases the coordination of efforts to reduce violent crime within Indian lands and against Indians)