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U.S. Government Information: WR 5/20/23

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 : May 20 - May 26

5/22 - Biden-Harris Administration Announces Historic Consensus System Conservation Proposal to Protect the Colorado River Basin (DOI; direct to proposal and agreement letter)

5/23 - HIV Declines Among Young People and Drives Overall Decrease in New HIV Infections (CDC; direct to report page)

5/23 - EPA Releases Annual Air Report, Highlighting Trends through 2022 (EPA; direct to report page)

5/23 - Surgeon General Issues New Advisory About Effects Social Media Use Has on Youth Mental Health (HHS; direct to advisory)

5/23 - IMLS Selects Winners for Nation's Highest Museum and Library Honor (IMLS)

5/23 - NOAA index tracks how greenhouse gas pollution amplified global warming in 2022 (NOAA; direct to report page)

5/23 - Fact sheet: Biden-Harris Administration Takes New Steps to Advance Responsible Artificial Intelligence Research, Development, and Deployment (WH/OSTP)

5/24 - DHS Issues National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin (DHS; direct to bulletin)

5/24 - Readout: US Department of Labor report finds stark gender, age-based pay inequities for older women, whose share of the labor force has increased (DOL; direct to Older Women Workers report and Living on Less report)

5/24 - U.S. Department of Education Shares Insights and Recommendations for Artificial Intelligence (ED; direct to report)

5/24 - National Archives Awards $6.5 Million in Grants for Historical Records Projects (NARA; direct to awards list)

5/24 - Annual Condition of Education Shows Breadth of Changes to Education in United States Since the Start of the COVID-19 Pandemic (NCES; direct to report page)

5/25 - Census Bureau Releases New 2020 Census Data on Age, Sex, Race, Hispanic Origin, Households and Housing (Census; direct to demographic profile and DHC)

5/25 - Court Sentences Two Oath Keepers Leaders on Seditious Conspiracy and Other Charges Related to U.S. Capitol Breach (DOJ; see also, 5/26 Two Additional Oath Keepers Members Sentenced on Felony Charges Related to U.S. Capitol Breach)

5/25 - Justice Department Announces 10 Additional Steps on the One-Year Anniversary of Executive Order 14074 on Advancing Effective, Accountable Policing and Criminal Justice Practices to Enhance Public Trust and Public Safety (DOJ; direct to fact sheet; see also, Guidance for Federal Law Enforcement Agencies Regarding the Use of Race, Ethnicity, Gender, National Origin, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Disability)

5/25 - Fact Sheet: Biden-Harris Administration Highlights Accomplishments on Anniversary of Historic Executive Order to Advance Effective, Accountable Policing and Strengthen Public Safety (WH)

5/25 - Fact Sheet: Biden-Harris Administration Releases First-Ever U.S. National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism (WH; direct to strategy; with link to FBI threat assessment)

5/26 - U.S. Departments of Education and Justice Release Resource on Confronting Racial Discrimination in Student Discipline (ED; direct to report)

5/26 - Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen Sends Letter to Congressional Leadership on the Debt Limit (Treas)

Bills Signed into Law : May 20 - May 26

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

Inspectors General reports : May 20 - May 26

It's time for spring Semiannual Reports to be released. You can track which are currently available here.

5/23 - Management Advisory: DoD Review and Update of Defense Articles Requiring Enhanced End-Use Monitoring (DOD; see also, press release)

5/24 - Alleged Excessive Use of Force, NPS, DC (DOI; see also, House Natural Resources ranking member statement)

5/25 - The Office of Refugee Resettlement Needs To Improve Its Oversight Related to the Placement and Transfer of Unaccompanied Children (HHS)