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U.S. Government Information: WR 4/15/23

Guide to information resources by and about the federal government.


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 15 - Apr 21

4/17 - Two Arrested for Operating Illegal Overseas Police Station of the Chinese Government (DOJ; see also, 40 Officers of China’s National Police Charged in Transnational Repression Schemes Targeting U.S. Residents)

4/17 - HHS Cybersecurity Task Force Provides New Resources to Help Address Rising Threat of Cyberattacks in Health and Public Health Sector (HHS; direct to website)

4/17 - Smithsonian Forms Task Force To Develop Guidelines for Human Remains Collection (SI)

4/17 - VA, NIH launch study of Gulf War Illness (VA; direct to project page)

4/18 - NEH Announces $35.63 Million for 258 Humanities Projects Nationwide (NEH; direct to projects list)

4/18 - OSC Issues Report to the President Finding HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra Violated the Hatch Act (OSC; direct to report)

4/18 - New USGS-FEMA study highlights economic earthquake risk in the United States (USGS; direct to report)

4/19 - CDC simplifies COVID-19 vaccine recommendations, allows older adults and immunocompromised adults to get second dose of the updated vaccine (CDC; see also, FDA announcement)

4/19 - Access to Fabric for Academic and Public-Policy Research Announced (FCC)

4/20 - For the First Time, HHS Is Making Ownership Data for All Medicare-Certified Hospice and Home Health Agencies Publicly Available (CMS; direct to page for hospice owners and HHA owners)

4/20 - Department of Homeland Security Issues QHSR Detailing Strategy to Stay Ahead of Evolving Threat Environment (DHS; direct to report page)

4/20 - NHTSA Estimates for 2022 Show Roadway Fatalities Remain Flat After Two Years of Dramatic Increases (DOT; direct to report)

4/21 - Secretary Mayorkas Announces New Measures to Tackle A.I., PRC Challenges at First State of Homeland Security Address (DHS; see also, Sprint and Task Force memos)

4/21 - DoD Releases Fiscal Year 2022 Freedom of Navigation Report (DOD; direct to reports page)

4/21 - Secretary Haaland Announces $125 Million to Restore Nation’s Lands and Waters as Part of President’s Investing in America Agenda (DOI; direct to projects list)

4/21 - US Department of Labor launches toolkit to help states promote, improve, expand equitable access to unemployment insurance benefits (DOL; direct to website)

4/21 - FSOC Issues for Public Comment Proposed Analytic Framework for Financial Stability Risks and Proposed Guidance on Nonbank Financial Company Determinations (Treas; see also, CFPB director statement)

4/21 - Fact Sheet: President Biden Signs Executive Order to Revitalize Our Nation’s Commitment to Environmental Justice for All (WH, with links to Environmental Justice Scorecard and other resources; see also, EO)

4/22 - Biden-Harris Administration recommends $562 million investment to make communities resilient to climate impacts as part of Investing in America agenda (NOAA, with links to state pages)

Bills Signed into Law : Apr 15 - Apr 21

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