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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9/28 - 2020 Census Update (Census)
9/30 - U.S. Department of Labor Releases Reports on International Child Labor And Forced Labor that Highlight China’s Labor Abuses (DOL; direct to List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor and to Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor)
9/30 - Release of U.S. Department of State Guidance on Implementing the UN Guiding Principles for Transactions Linked to Foreign Government End-Users for Products or Services with Surveillance Capabilities (State; direct to guidance)
9/30 - USCIS Response to Preliminary Injunction of Fee Rule (USCIS; see also, Judge Blocks Huge Immigration and Citizenship Fee Hike via Courthouse News, with link to court opinion)
10/1 - State and Local Government Finances Summary Report (Census)
10/1 - Department of Defense Releases Second Annual Suicide Report (DOD; direct to report and fact sheet)
10/1 - Department Launches 2021-22 FAFSA Cycle (ED)
10/1 - EPA Encourages Innovation, Levels the Playing Field for Sources that Are Reducing Hazardous Air Emissions (EPA; see also, Carper Slams EPA Rollback That Allows Industry to Relax Air Toxic Pollution Controls)
10/2 - Census Bureau Statement on Oct. 1 Court Ruling (Census, with links to Sept. 24 and Oct. 1 court decisions; see also, Oversight Committee Chair’s statement, with links to source documents; related source documents also available via Hansi Wang's NPR DocumentCloud)
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.
10/1 - S.2193 — CHARGE Act (requires the GSA to issue (1) guidance to clarify that federal agencies may use a charge card to pay to charge federal electric motor vehicles at commercial charging stations, and (2) a charge card for such payments to each agency for each of the agency's electric motor vehicles)
10/1 - H.R.8337 — Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act (provides continuing FY2021 appropriations to federal agencies through December 11, 2020, and extends several programs)
9/28 - 2020 Census Alert: The Census Bureau’s Program to Provide Awards to Nonresponse Followup Enumerators and Field Supervisors May Require Additional Quality Assurance of Cases to Ensure Data Accuracy (DOC)
10/2 - Evaluation of the Department’s Handling of Sexual Harassment Reports (State; see also, highlights)
9/28 - Judge Amy Coney Barrett: Selected Primary Material (CRS)
9/30 - Who Went Without Health Insurance in 2019, and Why? (CBO)
9/30 - Disaster Assistance: Additional Actions Needed to Strengthen FEMA's Individuals and Households Program (GAO; see also, supplemental data report and disaster profiles)
10/2 - The Distribution of Household Income, 2017 (CBO)
10/2 - Combating Wildlife Trafficking: Agencies Work to Address Human Rights Abuse Allegations in Overseas Conservation Programs (GAO; see also, Chair Grijalva, Ranking Member Bishop Highlight New GAO Report They Requested on Deficiencies in Federal Oversight of Human Rights Abuses)
9/29 - Amy Coney Barrett’s response to Senate questionnaire (via Washington Post)
9/30 - A Judge Has Ordered The Justice Department To Release More Portions Of The Mueller Report Before Election Day (via Buzzfeed News, with link to court opinion)
10/1 - Judge rules federal law enforcement commission violates law, orders work stopped as attorney general prepares to issue report (via Washington Post; with link to source document)
10/1 - Trump requires food aid boxes to come with a letter from him (via Politico, with embedded source document)
10/2 - Long-delayed Trump administration study finds that climate change threatens polar bears (via Washington Post, with link to report)