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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2/28 - EPA Announces New Science Advisory Board Process to Strengthen Science Supporting EPA Decisions (EPA; direct to memo)
2/28 - Statement on charge to the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity to review scope and effectiveness of two U.S. Government biosecurity policy frameworks (NIH; direct to NSABB meetings page)
3/1 - CFPB Estimates $88 Billion in Medical Bills on Credit Reports (CFPB; direct to report)
3/1 - NIST Offers First-of-a-Kind Guidance for Holistic Home and Community Wildfire Protection (NIST; direct to report)
3/1 - 2022 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report Release (State; direct to report page)
3/1 - Ukraine’s Filing Against Russia at the International Court of Justice (State; direct to ICJ page)
3/1 - USTR Releases 2022 President’s Trade Policy Agenda and 2021 Annual Report (USTR; direct to report and fact sheet)
3/2 - Statement by HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra Reaffirming HHS Support and Protection for LGBTQI+ Children and Youth (HHS; see also, Transgender Texas kids are terrified after governor orders that parents be investigated for child abuse via Texas Tribune)
3/3 - New Toxics Release Inventory Data Show Decline in Releases of Certain Toxic Chemicals (EPA; direct to report page)
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.
3/3 - H.R.4445 Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021 - invalidates arbitration agreements that preclude a party from filing a lawsuit in court involving sexual assault or sexual harassment, at the election of the party alleging such conduct
3/1 - Notification of Concerns Regarding Potential Conflicts of Interest and Appearance Issues When FBI Assigns or Delegates Internal Affairs Investigations to FBI Employees Who Have Professional Relationships or Friendships with Subject or Witnesses (DOJ)
3/2 - Geographic Cost of Living Differences: In Brief (CRS)
3/2 - Science & Tech Spotlight: Long COVID (GAO)
3/4 - House Committee Reports: Required Contents (CRS)
3/1 - website redesign
3/1 - Remarks of President Joe Biden – State of the Union Address As Prepared for Delivery (WH; see also, video)
3/2 - Jan. 6 Committee Lays Out Potential Criminal Charges Against Trump (via New York Times, with link to source document)
3/3 - The surgeon general calls on Big Tech to turn over Covid-19 misinformation data (via New York Times, with link to source document)
3/3 - Fractured majority allows government to withhold information on torture at CIA black sites (via SCOTUSblog, with link to source document)
See full weekly list of hearings on congress.gov.
3/1 - Discrimination and the Civil Rights of the Muslim, Arab, and South Asian American Communities (House Judiciary)
3/2 - Examining the Court-Ordered Reimplementation of the Remain in Mexico Policy (House Homeland)
3/2 - From Gray to Green: Advancing the Science of Nature-Based Infrastructure (House Science)
3/3 - Examining the Senate Confirmation Process and Federal Vacancies (Senate Homeland)
3/3 - The Neglected Epidemic of Missing BIPOC Women and Girls (House Oversight)