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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8/31 - Copyright Office Releases Report on Sovereign Immunity in Copyright Infringement Cases (Copyright; direct to report page)
8/31 - U.S. Department of the Treasury Releases Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports (Treas; direct to report page)
9/1 - FAA Releases Data Showing Trends in Dangerous Laser Strikes (FAA; direct to data visualization)
9/2 - Migration Flows Data Available for Counties, MSAs and MCDs (Census)
9/3 - U.S. Department of Commerce Accepts Findings and Recommendations from Investigations and Threat Management Service Review (DOC; direct to report; for background, see Wicker Releases Committee Report Revealing Abuse at the Commerce Department from 7/13/21)
9/3 - Department of Defense Disestablishes Chief Management Office (DOD; direct to memo)
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.
8/31 - H.R.5085 Emergency Repatriation Assistance for Returning Americans Act - amends the Social Security Act to provide authority for increased payments for temporary assistance to U.S. citizens returned from foreign countries
9/2 - A Primer on Service Standards (USPS)
9/1 - Inflation and Its Effects (CBO)
9/3 - Social Security’s Funding Shortfall (CRS)
8/31 - Office of Special Counsel Investigation into Director James Comey (FBI Vault)
8/31 - Federal judge strikes down Trump-era rule reducing waterways protections (via Axios, with source document; see also, EPA page on current WOTUS interpretation/status)
9/2 - Food Taxes and Their Impacts on Food Spending (ERS)
9/2 - The Supreme Court Overturned Roe v. Wade in the Most Cowardly Manner Imaginable (via Slate, with link to source documentPres. Biden Senate Judiciary chair)
9/3 - Records Concerning Special Counsel Report and Office of Legal Counsel Opinion Related to Whether "A Sitting President Should Not be Indicted Even If The Charges Remain Sealed." Interim Response, May 7, 2019 - June 5, 2019 (DOJ FOIA)
9/3 - Fact Sheet: Biden Administration to Transform Capabilities for Pandemic Preparedness (WH; direct to report)
See full weekly list of hearings on congress.gov.
9/1 - What Comes Next? PPP Forgiveness (House Small Business)