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
8/31 - Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Report Examines Early Impact of Pandemic on Consumer Credit (CFPB; direct to report)
8/31 - Validating Interior’s Unprecedented Ethics Initiatives, Office of Government Ethics Program Review Contains Zero Findings or Recommendations (DOI; see also, As Trump’s Interior Department Tries Unsuccessfully to Spin Ethics Record, Natural Resources Committee Highlights Three-Plus Years of Scandals)
8/31 - EPA Finalizes Power Plant Effluent Limitation Guidelines that Save Money and Reduce Pollution (EPA; see also, Carper: EPA Coal Ash will Pollute Waterways with Toxic Heavy Metals and Jeopardize Public Health )
9/1 - DHS, USCIS to Modernize, Define the Collection of Biometrics (DHS; see also, proposed rule)
9/1 - Forest Service Proposes Improvements to Oil and Gas Development Regulations (FS; see also, Chair Grijalva on Forest Service Oil and Gas Deregulation Proposal: The Trump Administration is Giving Away Our Public Lands as Fast as Possible)
9/2 - Actions to Protect U.S. Personnel from Illegitimate Investigation by the International Criminal Court (State; see also, Trump Administration Sanctions ICC Prosecutor Investigating Alleged U.S. War Crimes via NPR, with link to source document)
9/2 - USCIS Issues New Policy Guidance on Final Fee Rule (USCIS)
9/3 - Aviation responsible for 3.5% of climate change, study finds (NOAA; direct to report)
9/3 - Update on U.S. Withdrawal from the World Health Organization (State; see also, briefing)
8/31 - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Compliance with Use of Force Policy for Incidents on November 25, 2018 and January 1, 2019 - Law Enforcement Sensitive (DHS; url changed after initial publication)
8/31 - DHS Inconsistently Implemented Administrative Forfeiture Authorities Under CAFRA (DHS; url changed after initial publication)
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.
9/2 - An Update to the Budget Outlook: 2020 to 2030 (CBO)
8/31 - Leading Democrats Sound Alarm on USAID 2020 Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Policy (Congress; see also, USAID draft policy)
8/31 - Family Unit Actions Reports for Oct. 2019 – Feb. 2020 (DHS)
9/1 - Now in Government Food Aid Boxes: A Letter From Donald Trump (via ProPublica, with source document)
9/2 - DHS confirms it withheld intel report on Russia denigrating Biden's health, citing "quality concerns" (via CBS News, with link to source documents)
9/2 - Court rules NSA phone snooping illegal — after 7-year delay (Courts via Politico, with link to source document)
9/3 - Russia is 'amplifying' claims of mail-in voter fraud, intel bulletin warns (via ABC News, with source document)
9/4 - Reed: Trump Has Disparaged Fallen U.S. Soldiers & Gold Star Families on the Record (Congress; see also, president's remarks)
9/4 - White House directs federal agencies to cancel race-related training sessions it calls ‘un-American propaganda’ (via Washington Post, with source document)