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U.S. Government Information: WR 1/8/22

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.

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Press releases : Jan 8 - Jan 14

1/10 - BLM provides update in review of 2020 Integrated Activity Plan for the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (BLM)

1/10 - Biden-Harris Administration Requires Insurance Companies and Group Health Plans to Cover the Cost of At-Home COVID-19 Tests, Increasing Access to Free Tests (HHS)

1/10 -2022 tax filing season begins Jan. 24; IRS outlines refund timing and what to expect in advance of April 18 tax deadline (IRS)

1/10 - Library of Congress Acquires Kitchen Sisters' Audio Archive (LOC)

1/10 - United States Mint Begins Shipping First American Women Quarters™ Program Coins (Mint)

1/10 - Assessing the U.S. Climate in 2021 (NCEI)

1/11 - EPA Announces Endangered Species Act Protection Policy for New Pesticides (EPA; direct to info page)

1/11 - EPA Takes Key Steps to Protect Groundwater from Coal Ash Contamination (EPA)

1/11 - The Economic Impacts of Retaliatory Tariffs on U.S. Agriculture (ERS)

1/11 - NEH Announces $24.7 Million for 208 Humanities Projects Nationwide (NEH; direct to projects list)

1/11 - White House Office of Science & Technology Policy Releases Scientific Integrity Task Force Report (WH; direct to report)

1/12 - Chair Rosenworcel Circulates New Data Breach Reporting Requirements (FCC)

1/12 - Roman Martinez IV elected chairman of the Postal Service Board of Governors (USPS)

1/13 - U.S. Retail Sales Top $5,570 Billion (Census; direct to ARTS tables and supplemental e-commerce tables)

1/13 - Leader of Oath Keepers and 10 Other Individuals Indicted in Federal Court for Seditious Conspiracy and Other Offenses Related to U.S. Capitol Breach (DOJ; see also, U.S. Code definition for "seditious conspiracy")

1/13 - Ferriero to Retire as Archivist of the United States (NARA; see also, Ferriero statement)

1/14 - Census Bureau Adjusts Initial Plans for 2022 Current Population Survey Public Use File Release (Census)

1/14 - CFPB Announces Settlement Regarding the 2019 Taskforce on Federal Consumer Financial Law (CFPB; see also, Taskforce website and release from 1/5/21 with amended links to reports)

1/14 - NTA Blog: National Taxpayer Advocate releases 2021 Annual Report to Congress (IRS; direct to report page)

Bills Signed into Law : Jan 8 - Jan 14

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 8 - Jan 14