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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Note: statements concerning ongoing civil protests are being compiled on a separate guide
7/15 - Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2019 (BJS)
7/15 - USDA Posts the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s Final Report (FNS; direct to report)
7/16 - CDC Director Dr. Robert R. Redfield and HHS Chief Information Officer Jose Arrieta Remarks on HHS Protect (CDC; see also, letters from Senate and House Democrats on COVID data going to HHS instead of CDC)
7/16 - CFPB Releases Updated COVID-19 Consumer Complaint Data (CFPB)
7/16 - Unalienable Rights and the Securing of Freedom (State; direct to report; see also, Subcommittees Oppose Potentially Dangerous Language and Raise Public Health Concerns in the State Department’s Unalienable Rights Draft Report and Release Event)
7/14 - The President’s Executive Order on Hong Kong Normalization (White House)
7/14 - DHS/ICE rescind new policy on international students taking online classes (via NAFSA; see also, the Harvard Crimson)
7/14 - Postal Service memos detail ‘difficult’ changes, including slower mail delivery (via Washington Post, with source document)
7/16 - Murray on Trump Administration’s New Demographic Data Report: “We Still Aren’t Even Close to Having the Full Picture” (Congress, with link to CDC data report)
7/16 - White House document shows 18 states in coronavirus “red zone” (via Center for Public Integrity, with source document)
7/14 - Management Advisory Memorandum Concerning the Department of Justice's Administration and Oversight of Contracts (DOJ; also, note that a re-designed DOJ OIG website rolled out this week)
7/15 - Testimony of Inspector General Joseph V. Cuffari, before the House Homeland Security Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, “Children in CBP Custody: Examining Deaths, Medical Care Procedures, and Improper Spending” (DHS)
7/16 - CMS Did Not Administer and Manage Strategic Communications Services Contracts in Accordance With Federal Requirements (HHS; see also, Democratic Committee Leaders on HHS Inspector General’s New Report on CMS Administrator’s Use of Private Consultants)
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.
7/13 - Court Invalidates Louisiana Admitting Privileges Law (CRS)
7/17 - COVID-19: How Quickly Will Unemployment Recover? (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.
7/13 - S.4091 — Emergency Aid for Returning Americans Affected by Coronavirus Act (increases max amount of funding available in FY2020 for, and revises certain requirements pertaining to, temporary assistance for U.S. citizens and dependents returning from foreign countries due to a crisis and without available resources)
7/14 - H.R.7440 — Hong Kong Autonomy Act (imposes sanctions on foreign individuals and entities that materially contribute to China's failure to preserve Hong Kong's autonomy)