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U.S. Government Information: Weekly Roundup

Guide to information resources by and about the federal government.

 

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 : Feb 10 - Feb 16

2/12 - As part of President Biden’s American Climate Corps, USDA Launches New Working Lands Climate Corps to Train Future Conservation and Climate Leaders on Climate-Smart Agriculture (USDA; direct to website)

2/12 - White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Releases Updated Critical and Emerging Technologies List (WH/OSTP; direct to list)

2/13 - Infographic — Ukraine Security Assistance: Contract Actions & Industrial Base Investment (DOD; direct to infographic)

2/13 - Biden-Harris Administration expands EPA program to bring wastewater services to 150 more underserved communities across rural America as part of Investing in America agenda (EPA; direct to info page)

2/13 - USDA releases 2022 Census of Agriculture data (NASS; direct to report page; see also, secretary’s statement)

2/14 - USDA Agricultural Projections to 2033 (ERS; direct to report page)

2/14 - Updated: Incident at National Archives Rotunda Closes Galleries to Public (NARA; see also, 2/15 follow-up)

2/14 - Fact Sheet: Treasury Actions to Enhance Financial Transparency and Combat Illicit Finance (Treas, with links to reports)

2/14 - Fact Sheet: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Releases Annual Agency Equity Action Plans to Further Advance Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government (WH; direct to plans page – note that Treas report link is broken)

2/14 - OSTP Issues Updated Guidance to Support a Secure and Fair Research Ecosystem (WH/OSTP)

2/15 - DOD Releases Resilient and Healthy Defense Communities Strategy (DOD; direct to strategy)

2/15 - Amache National Historic Site Formally Established as America’s Newest National Park (DOI)

2/15 - Justice Department Conducts Court-Authorized Disruption of Botnet Controlled by the Russian Federation’s Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff (GRU) (DOJ)

2/15 - EPA releases 2023 power plant emissions data (EPA; direct to data page)

2/15 - FTC Proposes New Protections to Combat AI Impersonation of Individuals (FTC)

2/15 - World Ocean Atlas 2023 (NCEI; direct to website)

2/15 - New NIST Database of ‘Forever Chemicals’ Will Help Scientists Monitor Environmental Pollution (NIST; direct to database page and user guide)

2/15 - The Biden-Harris Administration Launches the Federal Program Inventory to Make Federal Spending More Transparent and Accessible (WH/OMB; direct to website)

2/16 - FCC Adopts Rules to Empower Consumers to Stop Robocalls & Robotexts (FCC)

Bills Signed into Law : Feb 10 - Feb 16

Information below is from congress.gov. Date listed is date signed into law, and the description is an abbreviated version of bill summary available on that website.


None this week

Hearings : Feb 10 - Feb 16

Trump Indictments: Feb 10 - Feb 16

Trump classified documents search warrant/indictment:

2/11 - Trump gets access to sealed documents on witness threats in Mar-a-Lago case (via The Guardian, with links to source documents)


Trump 2020 election/January 6 indictment:

2/12 - Trump asks Supreme Court to block ‘immunity’ ruling (via Politico, with source document)

2/14 - Records Concerning Alleged Attempts By Former President Donald Trump to Overturn the Results of the 2020 Presidential Election Final Response, November 4, 2020 - January 14, 2021 (DOJ FOIA)


Trump 2020 election/Georgia indictment:

Docket Watch: Trump Prosecuted in Fulton County (via Lawfare; provides access to documents)

2/15 - With Everything on the Line, Fani Willis Delivered Raw Testimony (via NYT)


Civil case decision - New York fraud

2/16 - ‘A lack of contrition that borders on pathological’: what the Trump fraud verdict says (via The Guardian, with source document; see also, NY AG Letitia James press release and video remarks)