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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9/20 -Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on the 10th Anniversary of the Repeal of ''Don't Ask, Don’t Tell'' (DOD; see also, Takano, Pappas Statement on New VA Directive to Provide Unfairly Denied Benefits to LGBTQ+ Veterans)
9/20 - Biden-Harris Administration Launches House America Initiative to Address Homelessness Crisis (HUD; direct to website)
9/21 - Treasury Takes Robust Actions to Counter Ransomware (Treas)
9/22 - Commencing Department of Defense Actions and Implementation to Address Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment in the Military. Independent Review Commission Recommendation-Implementation Roadmap (DOD; direct to memo)
9/22 - FDA Authorizes Booster Dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for Certain Populations (FDA; see also, CDC Statement on ACIP Booster Recommendations ACIP meeting presentation materials)
9/23 - New eCFR Website (GPO)
9/23 - Upcoming US Law Webinars – October 2021 (LOC)
9/24 - Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas re: Haitian migrants (WH; see also, Meeks Issues Statement on Resignation of Special Envoy for Haiti)
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.
9/24 - S. 272 Congressional Budget Justification Transparency Act of 2021 - requires that agency budget justification materials be made publicly available online (via White House; not yet on congress.gov)
9/20 - DOD Fraud Risk Management: Actions Needed to Enhance Department-Wide Approach, Focusing on Procurement Fraud Risks (GAO; see also, House Oversight chair statement)
9/23 - Black And Latino Homeowners Are About Twice As Likely As Whites To Get Low Appraisals (via NPR, with link to source document)
9/24 - Pandemic oversight board to preserve data analytics tools beyond its sunset date (via Federal News Network)
See full weekly list of hearings on congress.gov.
9/21 - Threats to the Homeland: Evaluating the Landscape 20 Years After 9/11 (Senate Homeland)
9/21 - Big Data, Big Questions: Implications for Competition and Consumers (Senate Judiciary)
9/22 - Putting Kids First: Addressing COVID-19's Impacts on Children (House Energy)
9/22 - Restoring the Voting Rights Act: Combating Discriminatory Abuses (Senate Judiciary)
9/23 - Disruption in the Skies: The Surge in Air Rage and its Effects on Workers, Airlines, and Airports (House Transportation)