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.
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Statements related to the January 6 attack on the Capitol are being compiled on a new guide.
1/11 - Increases in oil and natural gas reserves interrupted in 2019 (EIA; direct to report)
1/11 - EPA FY 20 Environmental Justice Report Highlights Progress in Vulnerable Communities (EPA; direct to report)
1/12 - EPA publishes 2019 Annual Toxics Release Inventory Report and Analysis (EPA; direct to report)
1/12 - Statement on climate change flyers falsely attributed to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (NOAA; see also, House Science Committee chair’s statement and request for investigation, as well as CERES statement on publishing on publishing the flyers, which are captured in the Internet Archive)
1/14 - Census Bureau to Release 2020 Census Geographic Products (Census)
1/14 - DOD Releases Industrial Capabilities Report (DOD)
1/14 - Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia on Unemployment Insurance Claims (DOL; see also, claims report)
1/14 - ODNI Releases ODNI Attorney General Procedures for Conducting Intelligence Activities (ODNI; direct to report)
1/15 - Across the Commerce Department: 2020 Year in Review (DOC)
1/15 - EPA Releases 2020 Report on Supporting Rural America (EPA; direct to report)
1/15 - FCC Releases Paper on TV News and Market Size (FCC)
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.
1/13 - S.1310 — Organization of American States Legislative Engagement Act of 2020: directs State Dept. to report to Congress a strategy for supporting the anti-corruption and human rights promotion efforts of the Organization of American States (OAS)
1/13 - H.R.2502 —Transparency in Federal Buildings Projects Act of 2019: requires the GSA to make available to the public on its website all prospectuses submitted by the GSA to Congress concerning certain proposed public building projects and associated information
1/13 - H.R.4508 - Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act: requires the USAID to award at least 50% of the number of scholarships under the Merit and Needs-Based Scholarship Program to Pakistani women for each of the calendar years 2020-2022
1/12 - Request for Information to Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham from the Inspector General re: Report on E.O. 13880 (DOC; see also, Dillingham’s response Chairwoman Maloney Calls on Census Director Dillingham to Resign; on 1/18, Dillingham announced he is stepping down)
1/14 - Review of the Department of Justice’s Planning and Implementation of Its Zero Tolerance Policy and Its Coordination with the Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services (DOJ; see also, Oversight and Judiciary Chairs Issue Statement on IG Report on Trump’s Heinous Child Separation Policy)
1/15 - Treasury OIG rolled out new website (Treas)
1/8 - These Emails Reveal The Drama Behind The GSA’s Decision Not To Certify Biden’s Win (via BuzzFeed News, with source documents)
1/11 - Chad Wolf has resigned as acting secretary for the Homeland Security Department (via New York Times; see also, Wolf’s memo to DHS (via @KannoYoungs) and Chairman Thompson Statement on Chad Wolf’s Resignation from DHS)
1/11 - 2020 Economic Security Annual Assessment (DHS pubs)
1/11 - Guidance on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DHS FOIA)
1/13 - Interior spokesman ordered employees to promote Trump’s Twitter during 2020 campaign (via CREW, with link to source documents)
1/13 - Undersecretary Wolf – Signed Ratification of Delegable Prior Action (DHS; note – Wolf remained in his position as undersecretary of policy after resigning as acting secretary)
1/15 - Last-Minute Rule Seeks Term Limits on Top Career Health Officials (via New York Times, with link to source document)
1/15 - Sonia Sotomayor Condemns Trump’s Execution Spree: “This Is Not Justice” (via Slate, with link to source document)