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U.S. Government Information: WR 8/27/22

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 : Aug 27 - Sept 2

8/29 - Quarterly series introducing intellectual property beginning this week in Spanish and English (USPTO)

8/29 - “I feel for you, but…”: How Improved Data Will Support the LGBTQI+ Community (WH/OSTP)

8/30 - Acting AOTUS Appoints 2022–2024 FOIA Advisory Committee Members (NARA)

8/30 - Department of State Announces Online Publication of 2021 Digest of United States Practice in International Law (State; direct to report page)

8/30 - OMB Launches New Public Listening Sessions on Federal Race and Ethnicity Standards Revision (WH/OMB)

8/31 - FDA Authorizes Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccines for Use as a Booster Dose (FDA; see also, CDC recommendation)

8/31 - Reporting on the State of the Climate in 2021 (NCEI; direct to report page)

8/31 - American River Basin Study finds that increasing temperatures and changing precipitation will impact basin through rest of 21st century (USBR; direct to report page)

8/31 - An Update on Research Security: Streamlining Disclosure Standards to Enhance Clarity, Transparency, and Equity (WH/OSTP)

9/1 - Department of Defense Releases Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military (DOD; direct to report page; see also, Actions to Address and Prevent Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment in the Military)

9/1 - Ahead of Labor Day, DOT Launches New Dashboard to Help Air Travelers Know Their Rights When They Experience Flight Disruptions Caused by Airlines (DOT; direct to website)

9/1 - HUD Publishes FY 2023 Fair Market Rents (HUD; direct to website)

9/1 - Reading and mathematics scores decline during COVID-19 pandemic (NCES)

9/1 - UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Report on the Human Rights Situation in Xinjiang (State; see also, OHCHR press release and report and China’s response)

9/1 - Remarks by President Biden on the Continued Battle for the Soul of the Nation (WH; see also, video)

9/2 - HHS announces award of $2 million grant to the American Academy of Pediatrics to establish National Center of Excellence on Social Media and Mental Wellness (HHS)

Bills Signed into Law : Aug 27 - Sept 2

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

Congressional Hearings : Aug 27 - Sept 2

See full weekly list of hearings on

None this week

Inspectors General reports : Aug 27 - Sept 2

Miscellaneous : Aug 27 - Sept 2

8/29 - OLC opinion: Authority of a Majority of the FDIC Board to Present Items for Vote and Decision (DOJ; see also, related 12/31/21 Politico article)

8/30 - Justice Dept. Adds Limits on Political Activity of Staff (via New York Times, with link to source document; see also, AG memo)

8/31 - Library of Congress launches internal probe of controversial remodel (via Washington Post)

9/1 - Southwest Border Enforcement Report, 2021 (DHS)

9/1 - Sexual harassment and assault plague U.S. research bases in Antarctica, report says (via NPR, with link to report and overview)

9/2 - IRS Says It Exposed Some Confidential Taxpayer Data on Website (via Wall Street Journal, with source document)

Trump search warrant:

Docket for Trump v. United States, District Court, S.D. Florida (court documents via Court Listener)

8/27 - Intel officials to assess national security fallout from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago documents (via Politico; source document – DNI letter to Congress – via @kyledcheney on Twitter)

8/27 - Judge signals she's likely to back Trump request for Mar-a-Lago special master (via Politco, with link to source document – preliminary order)

8/29 - DOJ indicates Trump’s demand for special master may be too late (via Politico, with source document – DOJ filing, notice of receipt of preliminary order)

8/29 - NARA Notice from Acting Archivist to All NARA Employees (NARA FOIA Reading Room)

8/29 - The Mar-a-Lago Search Warrant: A Legal Introduction [updated] (CRS; includes links to documents)

8/30 - Justice Department says classified documents at Mar-a-Lago were likely 'concealed and removed' to block investigation (via CNN, with link to source document – DOJ filing)

8/31 - Trump team makes its 11th hour plea for independent review (via Politico, with link to source document – Trump response to DOJ filing)

9/1 - Judge considers temporary limit on DOJ access to Trump documents (via Politico; see also, hearing transcript)

9/2 - What Prosecutors Found in Trump Mar-a-Lago Search (via Bloomberg, with links to source documents – expanded property inventory and DOJ report)