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U.S. Government Information: WR 1/7/23

Guide to information resources by and about the federal government.

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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.

Please keep in mind that government agencies may present material in a way that reads favorably for the government. You are encouraged to consult other resources (e.g. newspapers) for additional information and/or context.

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Press releases : Jan 7 - Jan 13

1/9 - FCC Votes to Establish Space Bureau & Office of International Affairs (FCC)

1/9 - NHTSA Estimates for First Nine Months of 2022 Suggest Roadway Fatalities Beginning to Level Off After Two Years of Dramatic Increases (NHTSA; direct to report)

1/9 - Climate attribution tools critical for understanding extreme events (NOAA; direct to reports page)

1/10 - Biden-Harris Administration Releases First-Ever Blueprint to Decarbonize America’s Transportation Sector (DOT; direct to report page)

1/10 - New Proposed Regulations Would Transform Income-Driven Repayment by Cutting Undergraduate Loan Payments in Half and Preventing Unpaid Interest Accumulation (ED)

1/10 - NEH Announces $28.1 Million for 204 Humanities Projects Nationwide (NEH; direct to awards list)

1/11 - National Taxpayer Advocate delivers 2022 Annual Report to Congress (IRS; direct to report page)

1/11 - NASA’s Webb Confirms Its First Exoplanet (NASA)

1/11 - Montreal Protocol emerges as a powerful climate treaty (NOAA; direct to report page, currently executive summary only)

1/11 - Launch of #WithoutJustCause Political Prisoners Initiative (State; direct to website)

1/11 - Fact sheet: Biden-Harris Administration Announces New Actions to Advance Open and Equitable Research (WH/OSTP)

1/12 - Appointment of a Special Counsel (DOJ; see also, AG remarks and Washington Post article)

1/12 - Biden-Harris Administration Proposes Restoring Protections for Beneficiaries of Federally Funded Social Services (HHS; see also, FFRF statement)

1/12 - Joni Mitchell to Receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song (LOC)

1/12 - ODNI Releases Annual Report on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (ODNI; direct to report)

1/12 - Whistleblower Reveals Widespread Fraud at Niagara, NY Air Force Fire Department (OSC; direct to letter to president, OSC referral, and Air Force report)

1/12 - OSTP Releases Framework for Strengthening Federal Scientific Integrity Policies and Practices (WH/OSTP; direct to framework)

1/13 - DHS Announces Process Enhancements for Supporting Labor Enforcement Investigations (DHS)

1/13 - Library of Congress Awards Second Round of More than $500,000 to Support Contemporary Cultural Field Research within Diverse Communities (LOC)

1/13 - Starting Jan. 17, Veterans in suicidal crisis can go to any VA or non-VA health care facility for free emergency health care (VA)

Bills Signed into Law : Jan 7 - Jan 13

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

None this week

Congressional Hearings : Jan 7 - Jan 13

See full weekly list of hearings on

None this week