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U.S. Government Information: WR 9/17/22

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 : Sept 17 - Sept 23

9/19 - CFPB Annual Report of 2021 Mortgage Market Activity Reveals an End to the Refinancing Boom and an Increase in Home Purchase Loans (CFPB; direct to report)

9/19 - VA releases report showing decrease in Veteran Suicides, names suicide prevention grantees and finalists (VA; direct to report page and state-level reports page)

9/20 - U.S. Attorney Announces Federal Charges Against 47 Defendants in $250 Million Feeding Our Future Fraud Scheme (DOJ)

9/20 - NASA Releases Final Moon to Mars Objectives (NASA; direct to report)

9/20 - How the Biden-Harris Administration is Continuing to Promote Voting Access (WH)

9/21 - CBP Publishes Its Privacy Evaluation Report of the Traveler Verification Service (TVS) (CBP; direct to report)

9/21 - Library of Congress Launches Effort to Transform Collections Management and Access (LOC)

9/21 - New Webb Image Captures Clearest View of Neptune’s Rings in Decades (NASA)

9/21 - NOAA, Census mark the new U.S. center of population (NOAA; see also, 1790-2020 map of population centers)

9/21 - The United States Publishes Food Security Action Report in Response to Global Food Insecurity (State; direct to report page)

9/21 - California to Receive up to $1.1 Billion from U.S. Treasury Department to Promote Small Business Growth and Entrepreneurship through the American Rescue Plan (Treas)

9/21 - U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Releases Report: Civil Rights and Protections During the Federal Response to Hurricanes Harvey and María (USCCR; direct to report page)

9/22 - Boeing to Pay $200 Million to Settle SEC Charges that it Misled Investors about the 737 MAX (SEC)

9/22 - Smithsonian American Art Museum Publishes Online 10 Comics Featuring Trailblazing Women Artists (SI; direct to website)

9/22 - Designating Iran’s Morality Police and Seven Officials for Human Rights Abuses in Iran (State; see also, Advancing the Free Flow of Information for the Iranian People)

9/23 - Verification of Veteran-owned small businesses will transfer from VA to SBA (VA)

Bills Signed into Law : Sept 17 - Sept 23

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

Miscellaneous : Sept 17 - Sept 23

9/19 - Smith Welcomes Final Report from Commission on Removing Confederate Symbols and Names from Military Assets (Congress; see also, report page)

9/20 - Senate Intelligence Committee Releases Bipartisan Report Detailing Foreign Intelligence Threats (Congress; direct to report)

9/21 - Peters Hearing with Archivist Nominee Highlights Importance of Preserving and Protecting Federal Records (Congress; see also, hearing testimony/video)

9/22 - Redesigned website for State Department OIG rolled out (currently unable to capture in Internet Archive)

9/22 - Chairman Raskin, Senator Schatz Introduce Bicameral Resolution Recognizing Banned Books Week (Congress)

9/23 - DHS Watchdog Staff Call on Biden to Fire Inspector General Cuffari (via POGO, with source document)

9/23 - DART asteroid crash: What time will NASA probe hit Dimorphos on Sept. 26? (via; direct to NASA livefeed)

Trump search warrant:

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

9/19 - Trump lawyers acknowledge Mar-a-Lago probe could lead to indictment (via Washington Post; see also, Trump filing and DOJ filing)

9/19 - Trump discovers he’s not in Cannon-land anymore (via Politico, with source document – Trump letter to special master)

9/20 - Trump Files Response to Justice Department Appeal in Eleventh Circuit (via Lawfare, with source document – Trump response)

9/21 - DOJ Raises Prospect that Trump Continues to Obstruct Investigation, Including of Empty Folders (via emptywheel, with source document – DOJ reply in support of partial stay)

9/21 - Trump suffers setback as appeals panel rejects Cannon ruling (via Politico, with source document – Court of Appeals decision)

9/22 - Correspondence between Rep. Comer and NARA regarding request for documents/information (via NARA FOIA reading room)

9/22 - Special master calls for help in Trump Mar-a-Lago documents fight (via Politico, with link to source document – special master’s case management plan; see also, 9/23 amended plan)