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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10/11 - EPA Launches Updates to Environmental Justice Mapping Tool EJScreen (EPA; direct to website)
10/12 - FDA Announces Shortage of Adderall (FDA)
10/12 - Fact sheet: The Biden-Harris Administration’s National Security Strategy (WH; direct to strategy)
10/13 - CFPB Report Finds High Fees Charged on Student Banking Products Endorsed by Colleges (CFPB; direct to report)
10/13 - FTC Chair and Commissioners Issue Unanimous Joint Statement (FTC; see also, WSJ article)
10/13 - Introducing the Audiovisual Media Preservation Initiative (SI; direct to website)
10/13 - Social Security Announces 8.7 Percent Benefit Increase for 2023 (SSA; direct to fact sheet)
10/13 - New USGS diagram re-envisions how Earth’s most precious commodity cycles the planet (USGS; direct to website)
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.
10/10 - H.R.4877, One Stop Shop for Small Business Compliance Act of 2021 - requires the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory Enforcement Ombudsman to create a centralized website compiling small entity compliance guides and contact information
10/10 - H.R.7846, Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2022 - requires the VA to provide a cost of living adjustment for wartime disability compensation, additional compensation for dependents, clothing allowance for certain disabled veterans, and dependency and indemnity compensation for surviving spouses and children
10/11 - S.1098, Joint Consolidation Loan Separation Act - allows borrowers who previously jointly consolidated their student loans to separate the consolidated loans
See full weekly list of hearings on congress.gov.
10/13 - Management Advisory Memorandum: Notification of Concerns Regarding the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) Treatment of Inmate Statements in Investigations of Alleged Misconduct by BOP Employees (DOJ)
10/14 - Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General Announces Initiation of Investigation (DOJ; see also, 10/4/22 court order)
10/11 - PACER users to receive refunds in $125 million settlement with U.S. judiciary (via Reuters, with source document)
10/12 - Federal Watchdog Scrutinizes Florida’s Use of Relief Funds in Transporting Migrants (via New York Times, with source document; see also, Senators’ letter to Treasury OIG)
10/13 - Responses to the CSAC Recommendations from the 2022 Spring Meeting (Census SAC)
10/14 - Student loan forgiveness applications open in Education Dept. beta test (via Washington Post, with link to website)
Trump search warrant:
Docket for Trump v. United States, District Court, S.D. Florida (court documents via Court Listener)
10/11 - Justice Dept. asks Supreme Court to deny Trump request in Mar-a-Lago case (via Washington Post, with source document – DOJ opposition to application to vacate 11th Circuit stay)
10/12 - Trump Has 21 Days to Decide What Mar-a-Lago Records to Fight (via Bloomberg, with link to source document – DOJ notice of completion)
10/13 - The Supreme Court just shut down Trump’s last-ditch effort to sabotage the Mar-a-Lago investigation (via Vox, with link to source document – SCOTUS order)
10/14 - U.S. Asks Court to End Special Master Review of Files Seized From Trump (via New York Times, with link to source document – DOJ 11th Circuit brief)