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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9/13 - Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2021 (Census; see also, press kit)
9/13 - Release of the 2022 Action Report on International Child Abduction (State; direct to report page)
9/15 - Justice Department Launches Nationwide Initiative to Combat Unlawful Acts of Hate (DOJ; see also, AG remarks)
9/15 - International Food Security Assessment, 2022–32 (ERS)
9/15 - FTC Report Shows Rise in Sophisticated Dark Patterns Designed to Trick and Trap Consumers (FTC; direct to report)
9/15 - IMLS to Convene Federal Information Literacy Taskforce (IMLS)
9/16 - Justice Department Announces Report on Digital Assets and Launches Nationwide Network (DOJ; direct to report)
9/16 - Statement from Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen on the Release of Reports on Digital Assets (Treas, with links to reports)
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.
9/16 - H.R. 5754, Patient Advocate Tracker Act - requires the VHA Office of Patient Advocacy to establish an information technology system that allows veterans to electronically file a complaint with a patient advocate and review the status of a filed complaint
9/16 - S. 3103, Eliminating Limits to Justice for Child Sex Abuse Victims Act of 2022 - eliminates the statute of limitations for a minor victim of a human trafficking offense or federal sex offense to file a civil action to recover damages
See full weekly list of hearings on congress.gov.
9/13 - Data Security at Risk: Testimony from a Twitter Whistleblower (Senate Judiciary)
9/14 - Right to Repair and What it Means for Entrepreneurs (House Small Business)
9/14 - Stopping the Spread of Monkeypox: Examining the Federal Response (Senate HELP)
9/14 - Social Media’s Impact on Homeland Security (Senate Homeland)
9/12 - Investigative summaries of misconduct by an Assistant United States Attorney: 1) Misuse of Position, Conduct Prejudicial to the Government, and Driving a Personal Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol; 2) Indecent Inappropriate Physical Contact with a Foreign Service National and Other Unprofessional Conduct while on a Department of Justice Detail Assignment in a Foreign Country (DOJ); and 3)
9/15 - Inspection of the Global Engagement Center (State)
9/13 - Consumer Data: Increasing Use Poses Risks to Privacy (GAO)
9/15 - CBO’s Estimates of Student Loan Costs Since 2010 (CBO)
9/11 - Border Patrol Halts Tweets From Agency's West Texas Region (via NBC Dallas/Fort Worth; see also, CBP Commissioner’s statement and Twitter thread via @ReichlinMelnick)
9/15 - Customs officials have copied Americans’ phone data at massive scale (via Washington Post; see also, Sen. Wyden's press release)
9/17 (time sensitive) – Redesigned census.gov website rolled out (Census)
Trump search warrant:
Docket for Trump v. United States, District Court, S.D. Florida (court documents via Court Listener)
9/12 - Trump and DOJ near agreement on expert for review of seized records (via Politico, with link to source documents – DOJ acceptance of one Trump-named Special Master candidate and Trump objection to partial stay; see also, Trump objection to both DOJ candidates)
9/15 - 3 takeaways from that Trump judge’s latest order in the Mar-a-Lago case (via Vox, with links to source document – order denying partial stay; see also, order appointing Raymond J. Dearie as Special Master)
9/16 - Justice Dept. asks appeals court to restore access to Trump raid documents (via Politico, with source document – DOJ motion for partial stay)