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U.S. Government Information: WR 4/29/23

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.

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.

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Press releases : Apr 29 - May 5

5/1 - National Archives Public Programs in May (NARA)

5/1 - Economy Statement by Eric Van Nostrand, Acting Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy, for the Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee May 1, 2023 (Treas)

5/1 - Hearing from the American People: How Are Automated Tools Being Used to Surveil, Monitor, and Manage  Workers? (WH/OSTP)

5/2 - 2022 Voting and Registration Data Now Available (Census; direct to story page and data tables)

5/2 - Four Libraries Partner with GPO to Preserve Government Information (GPO)

5/2 - Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens Papers Open for Research at the Library of Congress (LOC; see also NYT article)

5/2 - ATF Unlawfully Paid Agents Millions of Dollars in Wrongful Benefits (OSC; direct to letter to president | investigation report | OSC referral to ATF)

5/3 - Census Bureau Releases 2020 Census Apportionment Brief (Census; direct to report)

5/3 - FTC Proposes Blanket Prohibition Preventing Facebook from Monetizing Youth Data (FTC)

5/3 - New Surgeon General Advisory Raises Alarm about the Devastating Impact of the Epidemic of Loneliness and Isolation in the United States (HHS; direct to report)

5/3 - Eighth-graders’ U.S. history and civics scores decline in new Nation’s Report Cards; first-ever score decline in civics [docx file] (Nation’s Report Card; direct to report page; see also, ED Secretary statement)

5/4 - Jury Convicts Four Leaders of the Proud Boys of Seditious Conspiracy Related to U.S. Capitol Breach (DOJ; see also, AG remarks)

5/4 - EPA and USIBWC join Mexico in Announcing Funding for Infrastructure Projects to Address Transborder Sewage (EPA)

5/4 - New Affordable Connectivity Program Application Landing Page Announced (FCC; direct to website)

5/4 - HHS Launches New Website to Help People Find Support for Issues with Mental Health, Drugs, or Alcohol (HHS; direct to website)

5/4 - Release of Regulations for Digitizing Permanent Records (NARA; direct to website)

5/4 - Fact Sheet: Biden-Harris Administration Announces National Standards Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technology (WH; direct to strategy)

5/5 - End of the Federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) Declaration (CDC; see also, MMWR 7219e1 and MWMR 7219e2)

5/5 - Early Volumes Added to Dun & Bradstreet Reference Book Digital Collection (LOC; direct to website)

5/5 - Statement by Assistant Secretary Julie McClain Downey on April Jobs Report (DOL; see also, report page)

Bills Signed into Law : Apr 29 - May 5

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

Congressional Hearings : Apr 29 - May 5

See full weekly list of hearings on

5/2 - Improving Access to Federal Grants for Underserved Communities (Senate Homeland)

5/2 - Supreme Court Ethics Reform (Senate Judiciary)

5/3 - The Global Information Wars: Is the U.S. Winning or Losing? (Senate Foreign Relations)

5/4 - All Hands on Deck: Ending Veteran Homelessness in San Diego (House Veterans)

5/4 - Open/Closed: To receive testimony on worldwide threats (Senate Armed Services)