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U.S. Government Information: WR 7/30/22

Guide to information resources by and about the federal government.

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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 : July 30 - Aug 5

8/1 - FBI Laboratory Publishes Major Handwriting Analysis Study (FBI; direct to OA article)

8/1 - Copyright Online Recordation System Opens for Public Use (LOC; direct to website)

8/1 - Release of Annual Records Management Report (NARA; direct to report)

8/1 - Remarks by President Biden on a Successful Counterterrorism Operation in Afghanistan (WH; see also, video and CRS report)

8/2 - New HHS Report Shows National Uninsured Rate Reached All-Time Low in 2022 (HHS; direct to report page)

8/2 - NRC Issues Confirmatory Order on 2021 Alert at NIST Center for Neutron Research (NIST; direct to report)

8/3 - Biden–Harris Administration Releases Two New Reports on Long COVID to Support Patients and Further Research (HHS; direct to reports page)

8/3 - Diving into Digital Ephemera: Identifying Defunct URLs in the Web Archives (LOC)

8/4 - CBP announces temporary pause to border barrier construction near Friendship Park (CBP)

8/4 - Statement on Deputy Secretary of Defense Hicks Memo on Records Retention (DOD; direct to memo)

8/4 - Current and Former Louisville, Kentucky Police Officers Charged with Federal Crimes Related to Death of Breonna Taylor (DOJ; see also, remarks by AG and AAG)

8/4 - Statement from Secretary of Education on National Center for Education Statistics' Data Showing Student Recovery Throughout the 2021-2022 School Year (ED; direct to NCES data page)

8/4 - Biden-Harris Administration Bolsters Monkeypox Response; HHS Secretary Becerra Declares Public Health Emergency (HHS)

8/4 - HUD Releases Economic Justice Agenda to Help Low-Income Renters Build Assets (HUD; direct to report)

8/4 - IMLS Invests More Than $29 Million in Grants to Museums Across America (IMLS; direct to project list)

Bills Signed into Law : July 30 - Aug 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.

8/3 - H.R.3359, Homicide Victims' Families' Rights Act of 2021 - establishes a framework for immediate family members of a victim of murder under federal law to request a review of the victim's case file if certain conditions are met

8/5 - H.R. 7334, COVID–19 EIDL Fraud Statute of Limitations Act of 2022 - establishes a ten-year statute of limitations for fraud by borrowers under the SBA’s COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan programs (via WH)

8/5 - H.R. 7352, PPP and Bank Fraud Enforcement Harmonization Act of 2022- establishes a ten-year statute of limitations for fraud by borrowers under the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program (via WH)