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U.S. Government Information: WR 10/1/22

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 : Oct 1 - Oct 7

10/3 - Interior Department Announces New Law Enforcement Policies to Advance Transparent and Accountable Policing Practices (DOI)

10/3 - Landmark U.S.-UK Data Access Agreement Enters into Force (DOJ)

10/3 - EPA Launches New Online Tools to Provide Communities with Information on Environmental Enforcement and Compliance (EPA)

10/3 - FCC to Remove Companies from Robocall Database for Non-Compliance (FCC)

10/4 - Justice Department Releases Information on Efforts to Protect the Right to Vote (DOJ)

10/4 - National Archives Seeks Feedback on Draft Customer Research Agenda (NARA; direct to draft)

10/4 - Fact Sheet: Biden-Harris Administration Announces Key Actions to Advance Tech Accountability and Protect the Rights of the American Public (WH/OSTP; direct to AI blueprint)

10/5 - FBI Releases 2021 Crime in the Nation Statistics (FBI; direct to summary and data explorer)

10/5 - Fact Sheet: Biden-Harris Administration Boosts Administration-Wide Efforts to Protect Student Loan Borrowers from Scammers (WH)

10/6 - Census Bureau Releases 2020 Census Operational Quality Metrics for Counties and Tracts (Census)

10/6 - Statement from Secretary Mayorkas on Fifth Circuit Ruling Regarding DACA (DHS; see also, court opinion)

10/6 - Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Directs Implementation of the Naming Commission's Recommendations (DOD; direct to memo)

10/6 - Biden-Harris Administration Highlights Progress on Tackling Climate Change (DOI; direct to report)

10/6 - Former Leader of Proud Boys Pleads Guilty to Seditious Conspiracy for Efforts to Stop Transfer of Power Following 2020 Presidential Election (DOJ)

10/6 - EPA Releases 20 Climate Adaptation Implementation Plans from National Offices, Regions to Increase Resilience to Impacts of Climate Change (EPA; direct to plans page)

10/7 - USPS announces new prices for 2023 (USPS; see also, changes page)

10/7 - Fact Sheet: The United States’ National Strategy for the Arctic Region (WH; direct to strategy)

Bills Signed into Law : Oct 1 - Oct 7

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.

10/4 - H.R.6899 - Russia and Belarus SDR Exchange Prohibition Act of 2022 - prohibits the Secretary of the Treasury from engaging in transactions involving the exchange of Special Drawing Rights held by Russia or Belarus (via WH)

Congressional Hearings : Oct 1 - Oct 7

Miscellaneous : Oct 1 - Oct 7

10/4 - Federal Watchdogs Recognized for Their Outstanding Accomplishments (via GovExec, with link to source document)

10/6 - A Proclamation on Granting Pardon for the Offense of Simple Possession of Marijuana (WH; see also, statements from president and DOJ)

10/6 - Changes made by Postmaster General DeJoy before 2020 election harmed US Postal Service, judge rules (via CNN, with source document)

10/7 - Executive Order On Enhancing Safeguards For United States Signals Intelligence Activities (WH; see also, fact sheet)

Trump search warrant:

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

10/1 - Records From Trump White House Still Missing, National Archives Says (via New York Times, with source document – NARA letter to House Oversight chair)

10/3 - Press Statement on Public Release of NARA Records Concerning the 15 Boxes Received from Mar-a-Lago in January 2022 (NARA; direct to FOIA collection)

10/3 - Trump Opposes Justice Department Motion to Expedite Special Master Appeal (via Lawfare, with source documents – DOJ motion to expedite and Trump opposition)

10/4 - Mar-a-Lago Documents Included Pardons, Emails, Legal Bills (via Bloomberg, with source document – itemized list of seized materials, inadvertently unsealed)

10/4 - Trump asks the Supreme Court to resolve Mar-a-Lago document dispute (via NPR, with source document- Trump application to vacate Eleventh Circuit’s stay)

10/5 - Appeals court expedites DOJ challenge to Mar-a-Lago special master (via Politico, with source document – 11th Circuit order)

10/5 - Trump Says Federal Agency Packed Top-Secret Documents. This FOIA Suggests Otherwise (via Bloomberg, with source documents – GSA transition communications, contracts, invoices)

10/7 - NARA letter to Rep. Comer (NARA; see also, Comer letter)