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U.S. Government Information: WR 9/24/22

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 24 - Sept 30

9/26 - NASA’s DART Mission Hits Asteroid in First-Ever Planetary Defense Test (NASA)

9/27 - CDC Releases Data on Chronic Diseases and Related Risk Factors (CDC; direct to website)

9/27 - Annual Report on Civilian Casualties in Connection With United States Military Operations in 2021 (DOD)

9/27 - Historic Step: All Fifty States Plus D.C. and Puerto Rico Greenlit to Move EV Charging Networks Forward, Covering 75,000 Miles of Highway (DOT)

9/28 - US Department of Labor announces new reports, tools in global effort to end child, forced labor (DOL; direct to list of goods and findings report pages)

9/28 - FEMA and EDA Release New Resource to Align Community Plans and Build Resilience (EDA; direct to guide and factsheet)

9/28 - FDA Proposes Updated Definition of ‘Healthy’ Claim on Food Packages to Help Improve Diet, Reduce Chronic Disease (FDA)

9/28 - Announcing the Diverse Voices in Health & Medicine Collection Development Toolkit (NLM; direct to website)

9/29 - 2021 American Housing Survey Data Now Available (Census; direct to website)

9/29 - CFPB Supervisory Examinations Find Violations of Federal Law by Student Loan Servicers and University-Owned Lenders (CFPB; direct to report)

9/29 - U.S. Department of Education Estimate: Biden-Harris Student Debt Relief to Cost an Average of $30 Billion Annually Over Next Decade (ED; see also, CBO report)

9/29 - FCC Adopts New '5-Year Rule' for Deorbiting Satellites (FCC)

9/29 - Statement by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen on New Rule Under the Corporate Transparency Act (Treas; direct to fact sheet)

9/30 - EPA Finalizes Environmental Justice Action Plan for Land Protection and Cleanup Programs (EPA; direct to report page)

9/30 - FCC Launches Outage Information Sharing for Government Agencies (FCC; direct to website)

9/30 - President Biden’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders Releases Inaugural Report (HHS; direct to report)

9/30 - Introducing the Next Generation National Archives Catalog (NARA; direct to website)

9/30 - Imposing Swift and Severe Costs in Response to Russia’s Violations of Ukraine’s Sovereignty (State; see also, Treas press release)

Bills Signed into Law : Sept 24 - Sept 30

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.

9/29 - S.2293, CREW Act - makes employment protections under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act applicable to FEMA reservists who deploy to major disaster and emergency sites

9/30 - S.3969, Protection and Advocacy for Voting Access Program Inclusion Act - authorizes HHS to distribute Protection and Advocacy for Voting Access program grants to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and the American Indian consortium

9/30 - H.R.6833, Continuing Appropriations and Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2023 - provides FY 2023 appropriations to Federal agencies through December 16, 2022 (via WH)

Miscellaneous : Sept 24 - Sept 30

9/26 - The Data Liberation Project launched as “an initiative to identify, obtain, reformat, clean, document, publish, and disseminate government datasets of public interest” (via Jeremy Singer-Vine; see the get involved page for more info)

9/26 - Remote Work Drove Over 60% of House-Price Surge, Fed Study Finds (via Bloomberg, with link to source document)

9/27 - Executive Summary: Biden-Harris Administration National Strategy on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health (WH; direct to report)

9/28 - EDGI Releases Report: How Data Gaps and Disparities in EPA Data Undermine Climate and Environmental Justice Screening Tools (via EDGI; direct to report)

9/29 - In a reversal, the Education Dept. is excluding many from student loan relief (via NPR; see also, ED guidance page)

9/30 - White House Restores Arts Commission Dissolved Under Trump (via New York Times; see also, Executive Order)

Trump search warrant:

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

9/26 - Justice Department files revised inventory of items seized from Mar-a-Lago (via NBC News; see also, source document - revised inventory)

9/28 - Trump Picked the Special Master but Now He Has Complaints (via Bloomberg, with links to source documents - amended case management plan | 9/25 and 9/28 Trump letters to special master; see also, 9/27 DOJ letter to special master)

9/29 - Judge rules Trump lawyers don’t have to clarify Mar-a-Lago document claims (via Washington Post, with source document – order re: amended case management plan)

9/30 - Feds seek to fast-track appeal in Trump Mar-a-Lago documents fight (via Politico, with source document – DOJ motion to expedite)