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.
Each Monday, our GovInfo at UC San Diego Library Facebook page will link back to this page for the latest update. You're welcome to follow us there if you'd like to receive notifications. You can also get notified of updates by hovering over the Weekly Roundup tab and clicking "Receive Notifications," then entering your email address and hitting the subscribe button.
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.
4/18 - Statement regarding face mask use on public transportation (TSA; see also, court ruling and statements on appeal from CDC and DOJ)
4/19 - CDC Launches New Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics (CDC; direct to website)
4/19 - NOAA showcases new mapping tool for marine species (NOAA; direct to website)
4/19 - CEQ Restores Three Key Community Safeguards during Federal Environmental Reviews (WH; direct to rule)
4/20 - HHS Releases New Data and Report on Hospital and Nursing Home Ownership (CMS; direct to report, hospital data page and nursing home data page)
4/20 - FAA: Zero-Tolerance Policy Against Unruly Passengers Here to Stay (FAA; see also, policy page)
4/21 - NLM Introduces New Tool in Support of Ongoing Pandemic Response (NLM; direct to website)
4/21 - Suspension of Russia’s Permanent Observer Status at the Organization of American States (State; see also, US Mission remarks with resolution and vote record)
4/22 - SanctSound: Studying the Underwater World of Sound (NCEI; direct to project website)
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.
4/19 - H.R.5681 Shadow Wolves Enhancement Act - authorizes ICE to reclassify officers assigned to the tactical patrol unit on Tohono O'odham Nation land, commonly known as Shadow Wolves, as ICE special agents upon completing certain required training (see also, ICE statement)
4/20 - Federal Student Aid: Education Needs to Take Steps to Ensure Eligible Loans Receive Income-Driven Repayment Forgiveness (GAO; see also, House Education chair statement)
4/20 - Scientific Integrity: HHS Agencies Need to Develop Procedures and Train Staff on Reporting and Addressing Political Interference (GAO; see also, House Coronavirus chair statement)
4/20 - Chairs Johnson and Beyer Statement on Release of Decadal Survey on Planetary Science and Astrobiology (Congress; direct to report page)
4/21 - The 2020 Census Suggests That People Live Underwater. There’s a Reason. (via New York Times)
4/21 - Excluding Puerto Rico from safety-net benefits doesn’t violate Constitution, court says (via SCOTUSblog, with link to source document)
4/22 - Science Advisory Board (SAB) Consideration of EPA’s Rule to Revise Existing National Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Passenger Cars and Light Trucks through Model Year 2026 and EPA’s Revised Definition of “Waters of the United States” (EPA SAB)
See full weekly list of hearings on congress.gov.
4/20 - A Matter of Life and Death: Improving Fire Safety in Federally Assisted Housing (House Financial)
4/21 - IRS: Is It Ready? (House Oversight)
4/21 - Pedal to the Metal: Electric Vehicle Batteries and the Critical Minerals Supply Chain (House Science)