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U.S. Government Information: WR 10/23/21

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. All links are captured in the Internet Archive if possible, and a list of earlier roundups is available.

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Press releases: Oct 23 - Oct 29

10/25 - Census Bureau Releases Final Report on 2020 Census Integrated Communications Campaign (Census; direct to report)  

10/25 - FBI Releases Updated 2020 Hate Crime Statistics (FBI; direct to data explorer)

10/25 - Preview Plans Now and Get Ready - Open Enrollment Starts November 1 (HHS)

10/25 - First Evidence of a Planet Identified Beyond Our Galaxy (NASA)

10/25 - NOAA's National Marine Ecosystem Status website provides one-stop shop for key marine ecosystem data (NOAA; direct to website)

10/26 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA Fisheries Propose Rescinding Critical Habitat Regulations Finalized in 2020 (FWS; direct to proposed rules)

10/26 - $15 Million in American Rescue Plan Grants Awarded to Museums, Libraries, and Native Communities (IMLS; direct to museums & libraries list and Native list)

10/26 - Celebrating 150 Million Digital Copies in the Catalog (NARA)

10/26 - USDA Announces Early Release of Select Commodity Tables for Agricultural Projections to 2031 (USDA)

10/27 - Census Bureau Releases Analytical Report on COVID-19 Impact on the 2020 American Community Survey (Census; direct to report)

10/27 - Secretary Mayorkas Issues New Guidance for Enforcement Action at Protected Areas (DHS; direct to guidance & FAQ page)

10/27 - EPA’s U.S.-Mexico Border 2025 Program Selects Environmental Projects for Implementation in the California/Baja California Border Region (EPA)

10/27 - FTC Strengthens Security Safeguards for Consumer Financial Information Following Widespread Data Breaches (FTC; direct to final rule)

10/28 - USDOT Releases New Data Showing That Road Fatalities Spiked in First Half of 2021 (DOT; direct to fatalities report and behavioral report)

10/28 - Join Us for a Webinar on Recently Published Law Library of Congress Reports (LOC)

10/29 - DHS Issues A New Memo to Terminate MPP (DHS; direct to memo & explanation)

10/29 - Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Restores the Office for Access to Justice (DOJ)

10/29 - ODNI Releases Declassified Assessment on COVID-19 Origins (ODNI; direct to report)

Bills Signed into Law: Oct 23 - Oct 29

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

Congressional Budget Office / Congressional Research Service / Government Accountability Office : Oct 23 - Oct 29