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.
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3/22 - Interactive Apportionment Map Preview Now Available (Census; direct to map)
3/22 - What’s new in Congress.gov? Spring 2021 Edition (LOC)
3/23 - NIAID Statement on AstraZeneca Vaccine [re: concerns about data quality] (NIH; see also, Investigational AstraZeneca vaccine prevents COVID-19 from 3/22 and AstraZeneca’s statement3/233/25)
3/23 - USPS unveils 10-year plan to achieve financial sustainability and service excellence (USPS; direct to full plan and Plan-at-a-Glance)
3/24 - CFPB Annual Complaint Report Highlights More Than a Half-Million Complaints Received in 2020 (CFPB; direct to report)
3/24 - Preparing for the 1950 Census (NARA)
3/25 - Acting FTC Chairwoman Releases 2020 Annual Highlights (FTC; direct to full report)
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.
3/24 - H.R.1276 — SAVE LIVES Act: authorizes the VA to furnish a COVID-19 vaccine to covered individuals during the COVID-19 public health emergency
I've had a few requests to include links to important hearings, which I hesitate to do only because there are so many that could rightly be considered "important." But, I'll begin linking up to 5/week with broad interest and include a link to the full weekly list of hearings on Congress.gov.
3/23 - The 2020 Census and Current Activities of the U.S. Census Bureau (Senate Homeland Security)
3/23 - Constitutional and Common Sense Steps to Reduce Gun Violence (Senate Judiciary)
3/24 - Extremism in the Armed Forces (House Armed Services)
3/24 - Hearings to examine S.1, For the People Act (Senate Rules)
3/25 - Disinformation Nation: Social Media's Role in Promoting Extremism and Misinformation (House Energy)
3/24 - Report of Investigation: Mr. Ronnie J. Booth, Former Auditor General of the Navy, and Mr. Thomas B. Modly, Former Acting Secretary of the Navy [re: sexual harassment allegations] (DOD)
3/26 - Global COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution (CRS)
3/24 - New Data Highlight Disparities In Students Learning In Person (via NPR, with link to data source)
3/24 - E.P.A. to Review Attacks on Science Under Trump (via New York Times)
3/24 - Rolling back a rollback: Buttigieg deletes some Trump-era limits on regulation (via Washington Post, with link to source document)
3/25 - Biden undoes Trump memo skeptical of agency performance metrics (via Federal News Network, with links to source documents)
3/26 - FAA study finds noise from airplanes, helicopters far more annoying than other sources (via Washington Post, with link to source document)
3/26 - Biden administration guts Homeland Security Advisory Council (via Politico, with source document)