Skip to Main Content

U.S. Government Information: WR 10/8/22

Guide to information resources by and about the federal government.

About this page

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.

Each Monday, our GovInfo at UC San Diego Library Facebook page will link back to this page for the latest update. You're welcome to follow us there if you'd like to receive notifications. You can also get notified of updates by hovering over the Weekly Roundup tab and clicking "Receive Notifications," then entering your email address and hitting the subscribe button.

Please keep in mind that government agencies may present material in a way that reads favorably for the government. You are encouraged to consult other resources (e.g. newspapers) for additional information and/or context.

Press releases : Oct 8 - Oct 14

10/11 - US Department of Labor announces proposed rule on classifying employees, independent contractors; seeks to return to longstanding interpretation (DOL; direct to proposed rule)

10/11 - EPA Launches Updates to Environmental Justice Mapping Tool EJScreen (EPA; direct to website)

10/11 - NASA Confirms DART Mission Impact Changed Asteroid’s Motion in Space (NASA)

10/11 - Announcement of Visa Restrictions in Response to the Repression of Women and Girls in Afghanistan (State)

10/12 - FBI Cautions About Threats to Election Workers Ahead of the November 2022 Midterm Elections (FBI; see also, FBI Warns Voters on Election Crimes Ahead of the November 2022 Midterm Election)

10/12 - FDA Announces Shortage of Adderall (FDA)

10/12 - A Proclamation on Establishment of the Camp Hale-Continental Divide National Monument (WH)

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 - IRS sending letters to over 9 million potentially eligible families who did not claim stimulus payments, EITC, Child Tax Credit and other benefits; Free File to stay open until Nov. 17 (IRS)

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)

10/13 - VA closes gap in benefits for LGBTQ+ Veterans and their survivors (VA)

10/13 - Fact Sheet: The Biden-Harris Administration Announces Action Plan to Accelerate Infrastructure (WH; direct to plan page)

Bills Signed into Law : Oct 8 - Oct 14

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.

10/10 - 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

Congressional Hearings : Oct 8 - Oct 14

Miscellaneous : Oct 8 - Oct 14