U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE: Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determination on Sodium Sulfate Anhydrous from Canada

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced an affirmative preliminary determination in the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of imports of sodium sulfate anhydrous from Canada, finding that exporters from this country have dumped sodium sulfate anhydrous in the United States at a rate of 9.85 percent. Read More »

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR: Interior Teams up with Concrete Preservation Institute Foundation to Preserve Historic Sites

The Department of the Interior (DOI) and the Concrete Preservation Institute Foundation (CPI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a framework to utilize CPI’s existing training programs in repair, maintenance and stewardship at historic sites across the Department’s bureaus. Read More »

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY: DOE Announces Intent to Issue New Funding Opportunity for Tribal Energy Infrastructure Development

On September 26, 2019 during his closing remarks at the National Tribal Energy Summit in D.C., Mark W. Menezes, Under Secretary of Energy announced that Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs issued a Notice of Intent to issue a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) entitled “Energy Infrastructure Development on Indian Lands - 2020”. Read More »

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES: U.S. Government Statement at the U.N. High Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage

"Our work on Universal Health Coverage should be viewed in light of the ultimate goal that we as nations have been working toward at the U.N. and the World Health Organization for more than half a century now: the highest attainable standard of mental and physical health for every person." Read More »

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: Secretary DeVos Makes Clear Federal Funds can be Used to Support Dual Enrollment, Postsecondary Options for Students and Youth with Disabilities

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today made clear that vocational rehabilitation (VR) and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) funds can be used to support dual enrollment, comprehensive transition and other postsecondary education programs for students and youth with disabilities. Read More »

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: Back to School: U.S. Department of Labor Offers New Guidance and Assistance for Educational Institutions and Federal Contractors

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced guidance clarifying affirmative action program (AAP) development for academic institutions and other contractors with campus-like settings, and advancing the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). OFCCP also issued a complementary policy directivelimiting compliance reviews of academic institutions to non-student employees. Read More »