Thursday - November 14, 2019
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News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from the U.S. Executive Branch, covering all aspects of the Obama administration including cabinet departments, federal agencies, regulatory and independent agencies.

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U.S. Department of Labor Releases Updated Technical Assistance Guide For Construction Industry Contractors
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs issued the following news release:

The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has released a comprehensive Technical Assistance Guide (TAG) for the construction industry. The guide will assist contractors meet their legal requirements and responsibilities for equal employment opportunity by preventing violations before they occur.

OFCCP published the TAG for the construction industry (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/Construction/files/ConstructionTAG.pdf) to ... Show Full Article

Science Update: Positive Family Relationships in Adolescence May Reduce Depression Risk During Midlife, NIH-funded Study Suggests
ROCKVILLE, Maryland, Nov. 13 -- The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child's Health and Human Development issued the following science update:

Adolescents who had a positive relationship with their families were less likely to have depressive symptoms not only in adolescence, but also in midlife, according to an analysis funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, part of the National Institutes of Health. The study was conducted by Ping Chen, Ph.D., and Kathleen Mullan Harris, Ph.D., of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. ... Show Full Article

SEC Issues Order Involving Biolog, Bozki, China Gewang Biotechnology
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission issued the following order (Admin. Proc. File No. 3-19273) involving Biolog, Bozki and China Gewang Biotechnology:

The Securities and Exchange Commission ("Commission") issued an order instituting administrative proceedings ("OIP") on July 24, 2019, pursuant to Section 12(j) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, against Biolog, Inc., Bozki, Inc., and China Gewang Biotechnology, Inc./1 On August 26, 2019, the Commission accepted an Offer of Settlement submitted by Bozki, Inc./2

On August 15, 2019, the Division of Enforcement filed ... Show Full Article

FTC Testifies Before House Judiciary Subcommittee On Competition Enforcement and Policy, Including in Technology Markets
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- The Federal Trade Commission issued the following news release:

In testimony before the House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law (https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/public_statements/1553856/p180101_house_competition_oversight_testimony_-_platforms_part_4_11-13-2019.pdf), the Federal Trade Commission described its enforcement and policy work to promote competition in U.S. markets, including high-priority efforts to address technology markets.

Testifying on behalf of the FTC, Chairman Joe Simons highlighted recent Commission enforcement ... Show Full Article

EPA Awards Lifecycle Building Center and Food Well Alliance in Atlanta With 2019 EPA Region 4 Sustainable Materials Management Grants
ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov. 13 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release:

Today, in celebration of America Recycles Week, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 Administrator Mary S. Walker presented 2019 EPA Region 4 Sustainable Materials Management grants to Lifecycle Building Center and Food Well Alliance.

"We applaud our local partners for their continued work to use and reuse materials more productively over their entire life cycles," said EPA Region 4 Administrator Mary S. Walker. "EPA is proud to invest in organizations that find new opportunities ... Show Full Article

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base: Dynamic Wing is Spoking Out
DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE, Arizona, Nov. 13 -- The U.S. Air Force (355th Fighter Wing) issued the following news:

The 355th Wing executed exercise Bushwhacker 19-08 to increase lethality and readiness in support of the Dynamic Wing. This exercise, held primarily at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, focused on this by simulating austere and contested locations for both the rescue and attack missions of the wing.

355th Wing rescue Airmen and assets joined forces with Airmen from the 66th Rescue Squadron, a geographically separated unit at Nellis AFB, Nevada, and 355th Security Forces Squadron Airmen at Dynamic ... Show Full Article

DOE Announces $15 Million to Deploy Energy Infrastructure on Tribal Lands
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- The U.S. Department of Energy issued the following news release:

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- Tribes can apply for technology- and fuel-neutral funding to develop their energy resources how they see fit

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Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $15 million in new funding to deploy energy infrastructure on tribal lands. This funding through DOE's Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs will support Indian Tribes, including Alaska Native Regional Corporations and Village Corporations, Intertribal Organizations, and Tribal Energy Development Organizations, interested ... Show Full Article