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U.S. Government Information: WR 2/4/23

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 : Feb 4 - Feb 10

2/6 - Be a Tweetheart: Eat Chocolate and Save Birds (SI; direct to website)

2/7 - DHS Updates Department-Wide Use of Force Policy to Advance Effective, Accountable Law Enforcement and Strengthen Public Safety (DHS; direct to policy memo page)

2/7 - White House Report on Mental Health Research Priorities (WH/OSTP; direct to report)

2/8 - FAA Fact Book: Explore Commercial Space Data (FAA; direct to fact book)

2/8 - GPO Director Intends to Adopt Task Force Recommendation on a Digital FDLP (GPO)

2/8 - IMLS FY 2022 Annual Performance Report Highlights Partnerships and Effectiveness of Funding Programs (IMLS; direct to report)

2/8 - Fact Sheet: White House Highlights Infrastructure Progress in Every Corner of the Country, Updates State-by-State Fact Sheets (WH)

2/9 - New Detailed Race and Ethnicity Data Query System (CDC; direct to website)

2/9 - Census Bureau Releases New Index of Economic Activity (Census; direct to website)

2/9 - Fact Sheet: COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Transition Roadmap (HHS)

2/9 - Century of Lawmaking–New Look, New Location (LOC)

2/9 - Administrators Report Roughly Half of Public School Students Began 2022-23 School Year Behind Grade Level in At Least One Academic Subject (NCES; direct to data page)

2/9 - U.S. Assistance to Emergency Earthquake Response Efforts in Türkiye and Syria (State)

2/10 - DOE Proposes New Standards for Residential Appliances to Save Americans Billions in Annual Energy and Water Bill (DOE)

2/10 - IRS issues guidance on state tax payments to help taxpayers (IRS)

2/10 - Updated Federal Library Directory Increases Accessibility to US Agency Libraries (LOC; direct to map and pdf)

2/10 - Press Statement on Incident at the National Archives Museum and Related Lawsuit (NARA)

2/10 - New data gives NOAA more extensive picture of global climate (NOAA)

2/10 - Fact Sheet: Resources for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities in the Aftermath of Mass Violence (WH)

Bills Signed into Law : Feb 4 - Feb 10

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 : Feb 4 - Feb 10

See full weekly list of hearings on

2/8 - Protecting Speech from Government Interference and Social Media Bias, Part 1 (House Oversight)

2/9 - The State of Housing 2023 (Senate Banking)

2/9 - Executive Session & Hearing: Strengthening Airline Operations and Consumer Protections (Senate Commerce)

2/9 - The Looking Ahead Series: The Architect of the Capitol’s Strategic Plan for the 118th Congress (House Admin; see also, Ranking Member’s statement and summary of referenced OIG report)

2/9 - Hearing on the Weaponization of the Federal Government (House Judiciary; see also, Raskin testimony video - text not linked on committee website)