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U.S. Government Information: WR 5/6/23

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 : May 6 - May 12

5/8 - DOT to Propose Requirements for Airlines to Cover Expenses and Compensate Stranded Passengers (DOT)

5/8 - U.S. Department of Education Announces $42 Billion in Approved Public Service Loan Forgiveness for More Than 615,000 Borrowers Since October 2021 (ED)

5/8 - FBI Releases 2022 Statistics on Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the Line of Duty (FBI; direct to data explorer)

5/9 - Census Bureau Releases New Report About Persistent Poverty at County and Census-Tract Level (Census; direct to report page)

5/9 - DoD Releases National Defense Science and Technology Strategy (DOD; direct to strategy)

5/9 - New Treasury Department, IRS, and Census Study Finds Economic Impact Payments Quickly and Effectively Reached Underserved Communities and Americans Most In Need (Treas; direct to report page)

5/10 - Biden-Harris Administration Calls on Colleges, Universities, and Schools to Partner in Addressing K-12 Learning Loss, Announces Initial Cohort of Committed Partners (ED)

5/10 - DHS and DOJ Finalize Rule to Incentivize Use of Lawful Immigration Pathways (DHS)

5/10 - Congressman George Santos Charged with Fraud, Money Laundering, Theft of Public Funds, and False Statements (DOJ; direct to indictment)

5/10 - ICE announces new process for placing family units in expedited removal (ICE)

5/10 - FEDLINK Awards Recognize Federal Library Community Achievement (LOC)

5/10 - Shogan Confirmed by U.S. Senate as 11th Archivist of the United States (NARA)

5/10 - NIST Revises SP 800-171 Guidelines for Protecting Sensitive Information (NIST; direct to guidelines page)

5/10 - Digital Repression Growing Globally, Threatening Freedoms (ODNI; direct to report)

5/10 - Department of State and Department of Homeland Security Announce Additional Sweeping Measures to Humanely Manage Border through Deterrence, Enforcement, and Diplomacy (State)

5/11 - CIA Taking Steps to Address Handling of Allegations of Sexual Assault and Harassment (CIA)

5/11 - US Department of Labor report finds impact of caregiving on mother’s wages reduces lifetime earnings by 15 percent (DOL; direct to report)

5/11 - EPA Proposes New Carbon Pollution Standards for Fossil Fuel-Fired Power Plants to Tackle the Climate Crisis and Protect Public Health (EPA; direct to info page)

5/11 - FBI Releases Results of OIA FISA Query Audit (FBI; direct to report page)

5/11 - FDIC Board of Directors Issues a Proposed Rule on Special Assessment Pursuant to Systemic Risk Determination (FDIC; see also, CFPB director statement)

5/11 - 3rd Edition of FADGI Still Image Digitization Guidelines Finalized (LOC; direct to guidelines page)

5/12 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Issues Final Policies on Mitigating Impacts of Development to Further Conservation of Nation’s Wildlife and Their Habitats (FWS)

5/12 - NASA Provides Coverage of Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena Meeting (NASA)

5/12 - USPS, Postal Inspection Service roll out expanded crime prevention measures (USPS)

5/12 - Fact Sheet: Biden-Harris Administration Kicks off Infrastructure Week by Highlighting Tremendous Progress Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure 18 Months In (WH; direct to interactive projects map)

Bills Signed into Law : May 6 - May 12

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

Miscellaneous : May 6 - May 12

5/6 - A New Online Tool Will Let Native Americans Search for Relatives Who Attended Indian Boarding Schools (via Native News Online; see also, 5/10 Unveiling of list of Catholic-run Native boarding schools allows for ‘subsequent generations to achieve healing’, via The Dialog with link to website)

5/9 - Durbin Leads Judiciary Committee Democrats in Letters to Harlan Crow Seeking Full Information on Gifts & Travel Given to Justice Thomas (Congress; see also, Senate Finance chair statement on that committee’s inquiry and Crow’s letter to committee)

5/9 - Summary of CRCL Recommendation Memo and CBP's Response: U.S. Citizenship Verification (DHS Publications Library; see also, Transparency in Civil Rights Investigations)

5/9 - Executive Order on Moving Beyond COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Federal Workers (WH)

5/9 - The Data Liberation Project's newsletter #7 (via DLP)

5/11 - Thompson, Carter, Titus, Higgins Announce Creation of the Disaster Equity and Building Resilience Caucus (Congress)

5/11 - Senators From Across the Aisle Agree: Biden Needs to Nominate 6 Watchdogs, Quickly (via GovExec)

5/11 - Independent, Non-Partisan Report to the President Confirms Whistleblower Reports of Misconduct by Trump Political Appointees at Voice of America (via Government Accountability Project, with links to source documents; see also, whistleblower comments and referral letter, via OSC Public Files, case DI-20-1086)

Trump search warrant:

5/10 - Communications External to the United States Government Relating to a Search Warrant Carried Out at Mar-a-Lago on or About August 8, 2022, Interim Response, August 8, 2022 - August 25, 2022 (DOJ FOIA Library)

Congressional Hearings : May 6 - May 12

See full weekly list of hearings on

5/10 - Oversight of the Library of Congress (Senate Rules)

5/11 - The State of Universal Service (Senate Commerce)

5/11 - Cross-border Rx: Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and U.S. International Tax Policy (Senate Finance)