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

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 22 - Jan 28

1/24 - ERS Annual Report, FY 2021 (ERS)

1/24 - IRS begins 2022 tax season; urges extra caution for taxpayers to file accurate tax returns electronically to speed refunds, avoid delays (IRS)

1/25 - FCC Adopts Updated Political Programming and Record-Keeping Rules (FCC)

1/25 - U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Treasury issue 2022 Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act Report to Congress (HHS; direct to report)

1/25 - NIST Updates Security and Privacy Control Assessment Procedures (NIST; direct to report page)

1/26 - Interior Department Takes Action on Mineral Leases Improperly Renewed in the Watershed of the Boundary Waters Wilderness (DOI)

1/26 - Justice Department Establishes Initiative to Strengthen States’ Use of Criminal Justice Data (DOJ; direct to website)

1/26 - EPA to Reconsider Issues Related to Risks Posed by Ethylene Oxide Emissions for Certain Types of Chemical Manufacturing (EPA)

1/26 - Library to Archive American Society of Landscape Architects' Award-Winning Projects (LOC)

1/26 - USDA to Conduct First-Ever National Agroforestry Survey (NASS; direct to survey page)

1/27 - 1950 Census Records Release Press Kit (Census; direct to records website)

1/27 - Department of Defense Releases Memorandum on Improving Civilian Harm Mitigation and Response (DOD; direct to memo)

1/27 - U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg Announces Comprehensive National Roadway Safety Strategy (DOT; direct to website)

1/27 - Secretary Cardona Lays Out Vision for Education in America (ED)

1/27 - FTC Finds Huge Surge in Consumer Reports about Losing Money To Scams Initiated Through Social Media (FTC; direct to report)

1/27 - NEA Announces American Rescue Plan Grants to Arts Organizations (NEA; direct to list)

1/27 - U.S. Violent Extremist Mobilization Indicators (ODNI; direct to report)

1/27 - Justice Breyer Retirement Announcement (SCOTUS; see also, video of remarks and CRS report)

1/28 - COVID-19 Working Paper: U.S.-Mexico Agricultural Trade in 2020 (ERS)

Bills Signed into Law : Jan 22 - Jan 28

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 22 - Jan 28

See full weekly list of hearings on

- None this week