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U.S. Government Information: WR 12/4/21

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 : Dec 4 - Dec 10

12/6 - Federal Officials Close Cold Case Re-Investigation of Murder of Emmett Till (DOJ; direct to notice page)

12/6 - Justice Department Files Lawsuit Against the State of Texas to Challenge Statewide Redistricting Plans (DOJ; see also, remarks from AG and AAG)

12/6 - FBI Releases 2020 Incident-Based (NIBRS) Data (FBI; direct to data explorer)

12/6 - USDA Establishes Food Purchase Program to Transform the Food System, Build Back Better via Local Food Purchase (FNS)

12/7 - EIA expects short-term crude oil prices to remain lower than the highs of 2021 (EIA; direct to report page)

12/7 - EPA Proposes Comprehensive Set of Biofuels Program Updates and Improvements (EPA)

12/7 - U.S. Surgeon General Issues Advisory on Youth Mental Health Crisis Further Exposed by COVID-19 Pandemic (HHS; direct to advisory)

12/7 - New NOAA report shows U.S. ocean enterprise sector grew 60 percent since 2015 (NOAA; direct to report)

12/8 - Census Bureau Releases 2021 Determinations for Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act (Census; direct to determinations list; see also, Election Assistance Commission Releases Language Access Program Checklist and Expanded Translations Of Glossary of Election Terminology)

12/8 - CFPB Report Highlights Supervisory Findings of Wide-Ranging Violations of Law in 2021 (CFPB; direct to report)

12/8 - FTC Data Show Major Increase in Gift Cards As Scam Payment Method (FTC; direct to data spotlight)

12/8 - HHS and HUD announce expanded partnership, new Housing and Services Resource Center (HHS; direct to HSRC website)

12/9 - New NOAA tool pinpoints natural disaster risk down to county level (NOAA; direct to website)

12/10 - Indian Affairs Announces New Tool to Bring Attention to Missing and Murdered Cases (DOI; direct to website)

12/10 - FDA In Brief: FDA Publishes Discussion Paper and Seeks Public Input on 3D Printing of Medical Devices at the Point of Care (FDA; direct to discussion paper page)

12/10 - Upcoming US Law Webinars – January 2022 (LOC)

12/10 - USCIS Reverts to Previous Criteria for Interviewing Petitioners Requesting Derivative Refugee and Asylee Status for Family Members (USCIS)

Bills Signed into Law : Dec 4 - Dec 10

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.


None this week