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U.S. Government Information: WR 10/30/21

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 30 - Nov 5

11/1 - New Roles, Combined Offices for NASA Administrator Leadership Team (NASA)

11/1 - President’s Working Group on Financial Markets Releases Report and Recommendations on Stablecoins (Treas; direct to report)

11/2 - CDC Recommends Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 5 to 11 Years (CDC)

11/2 - Census Data Equity Initiative for Underserved Communities (Census; direct to equity webpage)

11/2 - U.S. to Sharply Cut Methane Pollution that Threatens the Climate and Public Health (EPA; direct to documents)

11/3 - CISA Releases Directive on Reducing the Significant Risk of Known Exploited Vulnerabilities (CISA; direct to guidance)

11/3 - DOD Releases 2021 Report on Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China (DOD; direct to report)

11/4 - Justice Department Files Lawsuit Against the State of Texas to Protect Voting Rights (DOJ)

11/4 - Track Sea-level Changes Anywhere with NASA's New SEA Tool (NASA; direct to tool page)

11/4 - US Department of Labor issues emergency temporary standard to protect workers from coronavirus (OSHA; see also, President’s statement)

11/4 - 2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices  Addenda on Reproductive Rights (State)

11/5 - Secretary Granholm Launches Carbon Negative Earthshots to Remove Gigatons of Carbon Pollution from the Air by 2050 (DOE; direct to website)

11/5 - Statement by US Secretary of Labor Walsh on the October Jobs Report (DOL; see also, Employment Situation report)

11/5 - Fact Sheet: EPA & The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal (EPA)

11/5 - New Environmental Law Resources on (LOC; direct to guide)

11/5 - NASA, USGS Release First Landsat 9 Images (NASA; direct to images)

11/5 - Missouri GSA Officials Failed to Mitigate Exposure to Toxic Contaminants That Put Employees and Children at Risk (OSC; direct to letter, referral, and report)

Bills Signed into Law: Oct 30 - Nov 5

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.

10/31 - H.R.5763 Further Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2021 - provides an extension through 12/3/21 of federal-aid highway, highway safety, and transit programs

Congressional Hearings: Oct 30 - Nov 5