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U.S. Government Information: WR 4/8/23

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.

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Press releases : Apr 8 - Apr 14

4/10 - USPS files notice with PRC for new mailing services pricing (USPS; direct to price changes page)

4/11 - U.S. STI Epidemic Showed No Signs of Slowing in 2021 – Cases Continued to Escalate (CDC; direct to data page)

4/11 - Interior Department Announces Next Steps to Protect the Stability and Sustainability of Colorado River Basin (DOI; direct to draft SEIS page)

4/11 - HHS Office for Civil Rights Announces the Expiration of COVID-19 Public Health Emergency HIPAA Notifications of Enforcement Discretion (HHS)

4/12 - Biden-Harris Administration Proposes Strongest-Ever Pollution Standards for Cars and Trucks to Accelerate Transition to a Clean-Transportation Future (EPA)

4/12 - HHS Proposes Measures to Bolster Patient-Provider Confidentiality Around Reproductive Health Care (HHS)

4/12 - National Recording Registry Inducts Music from Madonna, Mariah Carey, Queen Latifah, Daddy Yankee (LOC)

4/13 - Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $300 Million for 9 Bridge Projects as Part of Investing in America Agenda (DOT; includes SD’s Palm Ave/805 bridge)

4/13 - EPA Publishes 30th Annual U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory (EPA; direct to about and report pages)

4/13 - University of Arizona, San Diego State Unveiled as Centers to Help Communities Access Historic Environmental Justice Investments (EPA; direct to project summaries)

4/13 - FAA Refers More Unruly Passenger Cases to FBI in 2023 (FAA; direct to data page)

4/13 - President Biden Announces President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities Members (IMLS)

4/13 - Tamara Martin Appointed Director of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum (NARA)

4/13 - Fact Sheet: President Biden Announces Plan to Expand Health Coverage to DACA Recipients (WH)

Bills Signed into Law : Apr 8 - Apr 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.

4/10 - H.J.Res.7, Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on March 13, 2020 - terminates the national emergency concerning COVID-19

Congressional Hearings : Apr 8 - Apr 14

See full weekly list of hearings on

None this week

Inspectors General reports : Apr 8 - Apr 14

Miscellaneous : Apr 8 - Apr 14

4/10 - FTC fines supplement maker $600,000 for 'review hijacking' Amazon listings (via Engadget, with link to source document)

4/11 - The EPA Faces Questions About Its Approval of a Plastic-Based Fuel With an Astronomical Cancer Risk (via GovExec, with link to source document)

4/11 - There could be millions of abandoned wells in the U.S. Plugging them is a monumental task. (via Washington Post; see also, USGS dataset and analysis)

4/12 - NPR quits Twitter after being falsely labeled as 'state-affiliated media' (via NPR)

4/13 - NARA Unauthorized Dispositions: 1, HUD) As a result of HUD OIG investigation into potential ethics violations of a now former executive [Lynne Patton], it was determined that the former executive used her personal device to send and receive phone calls and text messages. After she left the agency in 2021, she did not turn over the infomation on her cell phone (unfounded)

4/13 - Supreme Court Won’t Block Student Loan Class-Action Settlement (via NYT, with link to source document)

4/13 - Appeals court keeps abortion pill on the market but sharply limits access (via Politico, with link to source document; see also, 4/14 Biden administration asks Supreme Court to restore access to abortion pill, via Politico, with link to source document and Supreme Court briefly puts on hold lower court's limits on abortion drug mifepristone, via NPR, with link to source document)

4/13 - Billionaire Harlan Crow Bought Property From Clarence Thomas. The Justice Didn’t Disclose the Deal. (via ProPublica, with tax document | deed | Crow statement | other source documents)

4/14 - Leaks Investigation: Airman Faces Two Counts Related to Leaked Documents (via NYT; see also, statements from AG and DOD secretary and DOD guidance)

4/14 - Supreme Court makes it easier to challenge structure of federal agencies (via Washington Post, with link to source document)

Trump search warrant:

4/12 - Statement on PRA special access requests (NARA)