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U.S. Government Information: WR 11/13/21

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 13 - Nov 19

11/15 - EAC Statement Regarding Board of Advisors (EAC; see also, How a lawyer who aided Trump's 2020 subversion efforts was named to a federal election advisory board via CNN)

11/15 - EPA Releases Bold National Strategy to Transform Recycling in America (EPA; direct to strategy website)

11/15 - Russia Conducts Destructive Anti-Satellite Missile Test (State; see also, NASA Administrator statement)

11/16 - Study shows that climate change is the main driver of increasing fire weather in the western United States (climate.gov; direct to OA article)

11/16 - December 2021 US Law Webinar – Tracing Federal Regulations (LOC)

11/17 - Census Bureau Releases 2021 CPS ASEC Geographic Mobility Data (Census; direct to data page)

11/17 - Rural America at a Glance: 2021 Edition (ERS)

11/17 - Religious Freedom Designations (State)

11/18 - The Minority Business Development Agency is Permanently Authorized in Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal (DOC)

11/18 - USDOT Releases State by State Fact Sheets Highlighting Benefits of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (DOT)

11/18 - HHS Takes Action to Prevent Discrimination and Strengthen Civil Rights (HHS)

11/18 - National Museum of African American History and Culture Launches New “Searchable Museum” Digital Initiative (Smithsonian; direct to website)

11/18 - Treasury Sanctions Iran Cyber Actors for Attempting to Influence the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election (Treas)

11/19 - The Bureau of Land Management begins evaluation of plans for sage-grouse conservation (BLM)

11/19 - CDC Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Booster Shots to All Adults (CDC)

11/19 - Secretary Haaland Takes Action to Remove Derogatory Names from Federal Lands (DOI)

11/19 - EPA Report: U.S. Cars Achieve Record High Fuel Economy and Low Emission Levels as Companies Fully Comply with Standards (EPA; direct to report page)

11/19 - National Archives to Award $3 Million for Historical Records Projects (NARA; direct to projects list)

11/19 - USDA Announces Steps to Restore Roadless Protections on Tongass National Forest (USDA)

Bills Signed into Law: Nov 13 - Nov 19

Information below is from congress.gov. Date listed is date signed into law, and the description is an abbreviated version of bill summary available on that website.


11/15 - H.R.3684 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act - addresses provisions related to federal-aid highway, transit, highway safety, motor carrier, research, hazardous materials, and rail programs (see also, EO on implementation of the Act)

11/18 - S.921 Jaime Zapata and Victor Avila Federal Officers and Employees Protection Act - grants extraterritorial jurisdiction over certain criminal offenses