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U.S. Government Information: WR 11/16/19

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, news-worthy, 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.

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Press releases : Nov. 16 - Nov. 22

11/16 - USCIS Releases Report on Arrest Histories of Illegal Aliens who Request DACA (USCIS; direct to report)

11/18 – Globe had its 2nd-hottest October and year to date on record (NOAA)

11/19 - Correctional Officers Charged With Falsifying Records On August 9th And 10th At The Metropolitan Correctional Center re: Jeffrey Epstein’s death (USAO-SDNY)

11/19 - U.S. Census Bureau Releases CPS Estimates of Same-Sex Households (Census)

11/19 – Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin’s First 1,000 Days in Office (Treas)

11/19 - USDA Invests in Drinking Water Quality and Wastewater Management for 784,000 Rural Residents and Businesses in 42 States (USDA)

11/20 – Whistleblower Reveals New Hazardous Air Traffic Procedures Put Flying Public at Greater Risk (OSC; links to related documents – see Case DI-17-5857)

11/20 - Secretary DeVos Delivers on Promise to Provide Students Relevant, Actionable Information Needed to Make Personalized Education Decisions (ED)

11/20 – EPA FY 19 Environmental Justice Report Shows Notable Progress in Vulnerable Communities (EPA; direct to report)

11/20 – Travel and Tourism Sector Supports 7.8 Million Jobs and Accounts for 2.8% of U.S. GDP in 2018 (DOC)

11/21 - Commission Releases Report: Are Rights a Reality? Evaluating Federal Civil Rights Enforcement (USCCR; direct to report)

11/21 - Draft Analysis for National Petroleum Reserve Plan Available for Public Comment (BLM; links to related documents)

11/21 - Decline in Early Childhood Obesity in WIC Families (CDC; direct to report)

11/22 – EPA Bans All Retail Distribution of Methylene Chloride to Consumers for Paint and Coating Removal (EPA)

11/22 - CDC Investigation Update of E. coli 0157 H7 Infections Now Linked to Romaine Lettuce (CDC)

Miscellaneous : Nov. 16 - Nov. 22

11/14 (missed last week, but wanted to highlight) - Library of Congress announces U.S. Telephone Directory Collection (LOC)

11/18 – Southwest Border Inadmissables by Field Office, FY 2020 (with edited/corrected table for Accompanied Minor Child originally published on 11/14)

11/18 – Blue Origin Florida, LLC (GAO - Bid Protest Decision)

11/18 – Unaccompanied Children Released to Sponsors by County and by State– September 2019 (HHS)

11/19 – Memorandum on Ocean Mapping of the United States Exclusive Economic Zone and the Shoreline and Nearshore of Alaska (White House)

11/21 – President signs short-term spending bill to avert government shutdown on 11/21 (White House; link to bill text)

11/21 - Executive Order 13781 (FWS FOIA)

11/21 – Judge Blocks Justice Department’s Plan To Resume Federal Executions (Courts; via NPR)

11/22 - Records Concerning Fusion GPS, Chris Steele, or Nellie Ohr; interim response, 7/15/16-4/23/18 (DOJ FOIA)