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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 : Apr 13 - Apr 19

4/15 - EEOC Issues Final Regulation on Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (EEOC; direct to info page; see also, Bloomberg article)

4/15 - FAA to Install New Runway Safety Technology (FAA)

4/15 - NOAA confirms 4th global coral bleaching event (NOAA)

4/16 - Census Bureau to Announce Plans for 2026 Census Test (Census)

4/16 - Department of Labor issues final rule reducing silica dust exposure, better protecting miners’ health from irreversible workplace illnesses (DOL)

4/16 - Biden-Harris Administration Releases First Set of Draft Rules to Provide Debt Relief to Millions of Borrowers (ED)

4/16 - GPO Makes Available New Statutes at Large Dating Back to 1789 (GPO; direct to website)

4/16 - National Recording Registry Inducts Sounds of ABBA, Blondie, The Cars, The Chicks, Juan Gabriel, Green Day, The Notorious B.I.G. and Lily Tomlin (LOC)

4/16 - Most Schools Report Some Concern About Students Meeting Academic Standards and Issues Related to Staffing Shortages (NCES; direct to report page)

4/16 - NEH Announces $26.2 Million for 238 Humanities Projects Nationwide (NEH; direct to list)

4/16 - CENDI modernizes Science.gov to include updates on federal open science, public access, and scientific integrity efforts (science.gov; direct to website)

4/16 - Release of 2024 U.S. Global Health Security Strategy (State; direct to report page; see also, WH fact sheet)

4/17 - CISA, FBI, and ODNI Release Guidance for Securing Election Infrastructure Against the Tactics of Foreign Malign Influence Operations (CISA; direct to guidance)

4/17 - DOE Releases New Report Outlining Solutions to Meet Growing Electricity Demand (DOE; direct to report)

4/17 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Final Updated Planning Policies for the National Wildlife Refuge System (FWS; direct to policies page)

4/17 - United States Announces $508 Million to Protect Our Ocean (State; see also, Our Ocean website)

4/17 - Marking One Year of Progress since Release of First-Ever Ocean Climate Action Plan (WH/CEQ; direct to progress report)

4/17 - Progress Towards Delivering a Digital-First Public Experience (WH/OMB)

4/18 - CDC’s Disease Detectives Share Findings from the Forefront of Public Health (CDC)

4/18 - Biden-Harris Administration Finalizes Strategy to Guide Balanced Management, Conservation of Public Lands (DOI; direct to info page)

4/18 - Justice Department Launches Updated Voting Rights and Elections Website (DOJ; direct to website)

4/18 - Federal Agencies Launch Portal for Public Reporting of Anticompetitive Practices in Health Care Sector (DOJ; direct to website)

4/18 - U.S. Election Assistance Commission Releases “Voting Experiences Since HAVA: Perspectives of People with Disabilities,” Conducted in Partnership with Rutgers University (EAC; direct to report)

4/19 - Biden-Harris Administration takes critical action to protect Alaska Native subsistence, lands and wildlife (BLM; see also, fact sheet and president’s statement)

4/19 - U.S. Department of Education Releases Final Title IX Regulations, Providing Vital Protections Against Sex Discrimination (ED; see also, GovExec article)

4/19 - Biden-Harris Administration Finalizes Critical Rule to Clean up PFAS Contamination to Protect Public Health (EPA; direct to info page)

4/19 - Biden-Harris Administration Launches Conservation.gov, Showcasing and Supporting the Rapid Acceleration of Locally Led Efforts to Conserve, Protect and Restore Lands and Waters across America (WH/CEQ; direct to website)

Bills Signed into Law : Apr 13 - Apr 19

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 : Apr 13 - Apr 19

Trump Indictments: Apr 13 - Apr 19

Classified documents search warrant/indictment:

4/15 - Judge urged to reject Trump’s latest attempt to delay classified documents trial (via The Independent, with link to source document)

4/18 - Cannon denies dismissal motions by Trump co-defendants in documents case (via Washington Post; see also, document 462 at CourtListener)


2020 election/January 6 indictment:

None this week


2020 election/Georgia indictment:

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

None this week