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U.S. Government Information: WR 11/6/21

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: Nov 6 - Nov 12

11/6 - Joint Statement on the Release of the OHCHR-EHRC Joint Investigation (State; see also, OHCHR news release and report)

11/8 - Starting Today Fully Vaccinated Travelers Permitted to Enter U.S. via Land and Ferry Border Crossings (DHS)

11/8 - US Department of Labor announces proposal to return to long-standing policy, practice on religious exemption (DOL; direct to proposed rule)

11/8 - EPA Announces Holistic Approach to Address Water Pollution from the Tijuana River Watershed (EPA)

11/8 - Food Pantry Use Increased in 2020 for Most Types of U.S. Households (ERS)

11/8 - New FEMA Tool Provides Access to Hazus-Related Products (FEMA; direct to tool page)

11/8 - USGS Seeks Public Comment on Draft List of 50 Minerals Deemed Critical to US National Security and the Economy (USGS)

11/9 - U.S. Releases First-Ever Comprehensive Aviation Climate Action Plan to Achieve Net-Zero Emissions by 2050 (FAA; direct to plan page)

11/9 - As Vaccinations are Approved for Children Across the Country, U.S. Surgeon General Releases New Community Toolkit for Addressing Health Misinformation (HHS; direct to toolkit)

11/9 - OSC Issues Hatch Act Report Documenting Violations by 13 Senior Trump Administration Officials, Including at the 2020 Republican National Convention (OSC; direct to report; see also, House Oversight chair statement)

11/10 - Census Bureau Statement on 2016-2020 American Community Survey (Census)

11/10 - DHS Issues National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin (DHS; direct to bulletin)

11/10 - Department of Defense Releases Annual Demographics Report — Modest Increase of Women in the Active Duty Force (DOD; direct to report page)

11/10 - Justice Department Sues Uber for Overcharging People with Disabilities (DOJ)

11/10 - Author Margaret Kwoka to Discuss “Saving the Freedom of Information Act” (NARA)

11/10 - U.S.-China Joint Glasgow Declaration on Enhancing Climate Action in the 2020s (State)

11/11 - VA pilots evaluation model to determine potential exposure to environmental hazards while serving (VA)

Bills Signed into Law: Nov 6 - Nov 12

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.

11/10 - S.1064 RENACER Act - establishes measures to monitor, report on, and address corruption and human rights abuses in Nicaragua

11/11 - H.R.3919 Secure Equipment Act of 2021 - ensures that the FCC prohibits authorization of radio frequency devices that pose a national security risk