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U.S. Government Information: WR 11/27/21

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 27 - Dec 3

11/29 - DHS Begins Implementation of Immigration Enforcement Priorities (DHS; direct to guidelines)

11/29 - DoD Concludes 2021 Global Posture Review (DOD; see also, press briefing)

11/29 - FTC Launches Inquiry into Supply Chain Disruptions (FTC)

11/29 - Human trafficking, forced labor charges are first under ICE’s new labor exploitation program focusing on abusive employers (ICE)

11/29 - NOAA Center for Artificial Intelligence Takes Root (NCEI; direct to website)

11/29 - Release of Revitalized Guidance on U.S. Foreign Policy on Human Rights Defenders (State; direct to guidance)

11/29 - The Ironclad U.S. Commitment to NATO (State)

11/30 - Census Bureau Releases Experimental 2020 American Community Survey 1-Year Data (ACS; direct to data page)

12/1 - CFPB Research Shows Banks’ Deep Dependence on Overdraft Fees (CFPB)

12/1 - MEDLINE 2022 Initiative: Transition to Automated Indexing (NLM)

12/2 - CBP releases report on internal investigations and accountability (CBP; direct to report page)

12/2 - Autism Prevalence Higher in CDC’s ADDM Network (CDC; direct to report)

12/2 - DHS, Justice, and State Prepare for Court-Ordered Reimplementation of MPP (DHS)

12/2 - EPA Announces Water Infrastructure Funding for States Through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Calls for Prioritizing Underserved Communities (EPA; direct to letter to governors)

12/2 - FDA Proposes Changes to Food Safety Modernization Act Rule to Enhance Safety of Agricultural Water Used on Produce (FDA)

12/2 - NSA and CISA publish third installment of 5G cybersecurity guidance (NSA; direct to report)

12/2 - Ocean Plastic Is Creating New Communities of Life on the High Seas (Smithsonian)

12/3 - Treasury Releases Report on Macroeconomic and Foreign Exchange Policies of Major Trading Partners of the United States (Treas; direct to report)

Bills Signed into Law : Nov 27 - Dec 3

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.

11/30 - S.796 - Protecting Moms Who Served Act of 2021 - requires VA to implement the maternity care coordination program

11/30 - S.1031 - A bill to require the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct a study on disparities associated with race and ethnicity with respect to certain benefits administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes - requires the GAO study whether there are disparities associated with race and ethnicity with respect to compensation benefits, disability ratings, and rejection of claims for VA benefits

12/3 - H.R.6119 Making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, and for other purposes - includes a continuing resolution that funds Federal agencies through 2/18/22 (summary via WH)