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.
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7/6 - SEVP modifies temporary exemptions for nonimmigrant students taking online courses during fall 2020 semester (ICE; see also, House and Senate Democrats Urge ICE and DHS to Immediately Withdraw New Guidance that Threatens International Students with Deportation)
7/6 - On the CCP’s Orwellian Censorship of Hong Kong (State)
7/6 - SBA and Treasury Announce Release of Paycheck Protection Program Loan Data (Treas; see also, Washington Post’s data lookup tool)
7/8 - ICE publishes monthly report on 287(g) enforcement actions (ICE; direct to reports)
7/8 - Secretary Michael R. Pompeo at a Press Availability [confirming withdrawal from WHO] (State; see also, Statement by UN Foundation President and CEO Elizabeth Cousens on U.S. Formal Notification of Withdrawal from WHO)
7/9 - EPA Administrator Wheeler Statement on House Democrats’ FY21 Appropriations Bill Defunding Water Infrastructure, Key Programs (EPA; see also, Appropriations Committee Releases FY 2021 Interior-Environment, Legislative Branch Bill Reports Ahead of Friday Markup)
7/9 - UN Special Rapporteur Gives More Cause to Distrust UN Human Rights Mechanisms (State; see also, UN report via UN OHCHR)
7/10 - CFPB Releases Report on Debt Settlements and Credit Counseling (CFPB; direct to report)
7/6 - Federal judge orders the Dakota Access pipeline must be shut down by August 5 (Courts; see also, statement by DOE Secretary)
7/9 - Judiciary Committee Releases Key Takeaways from Interview with Former SDNY Prosecutor Geoffrey Berman (Congress, with link to Berman opening statement)
7/6 - Bill and Coin Manufacturing: Audit of Bureau of Engraving and Printing's Implementation of Security Features and Meaningful Access for the Blind and Visually Impaired into New Note Design (Treas)
7/7 - Controls Over Imported Meat and Poultry Products (USDA)
Most OIG Semiannual Reports (SARs) for Spring 2020 have been released, though a few remain outstanding. If interested, you can click here to track which ones are available.
7/9 - K-12 Education: Characteristics of School Shootings (GAO; see also, GAO Report: Education Department Decision to Scrap Obama-Era School Discipline Guidance in Response to Mass Shootings is Unfounded)
7/10 - Appropriations Status Table (CRS)
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.
7/7 - S.3084 — A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to modify the limitation on pay for certain high-level employees and officers of the Department of Veterans Affairs (excludes certain appointed positions within the VA from current executive schedule salary caps)
7/8 - S.4116 — A bill to extend the authority for commitments for the paycheck protection program and separate amounts authorized for other loans under section 7(a) of the Small Business Act, and for other purposes (extends through 8/8/20 the application period for the PPP established to support small businesses in response to COVID-19)