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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10/18 - EPA Administrator Regan Announces Comprehensive National Strategy to Confront PFAS Pollution (EPA; direct to roadmap page)
10/18 - U.S. Department of the Treasury Releases Sanctions Review (Treas; direct to report)
10/19 - Census Bureau Data Reveal Decline in School Enrollment (Census; direct to data tables)
10/19 - Fact Sheet: Tax Compliance Proposals Will Improve Tax Fairness (Treas)
10/21 - Federal Reserve Board announces a broad set of new rules that will prohibit the purchase of individual securities, restrict active trading, and increase the timeliness of reporting and public disclosure by Federal Reserve policymakers and senior staff (FRB; see also, Sen. Warren Calls For Immediate Release of Ethics Warnings Given to Fed Officials As Fed Acted to Address COVID-19 Economic Fallout)
10/21 - NIST Draft Publication Addresses Removing Barriers for Voters With Disabilities (NIST; direct to report)
10/22 - DoD Releases Report on Defense Spending by State in Fiscal Year 2020 (DOD; direct to reports page)
10/22 - Justice Department Announces New Initiative to Combat Redlining (DOJ; see also, remarks by AG and Assistant AG)
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.
10/19 - H.R.4981 To amend the Fentanyl Sanctions Act, to modify certain deadlines relating to the Commission on Combating Synthetic Opioid Trafficking - extends the Act deadline for the Commission by 120 days to allow the Commission to continue its work until February 2022 (summary via WH)
10/19 - The Freedom to Vote Act (S. 2747): Selected Major Provisions (CRS; see also, Senate Judiciary chair statement on GOP filibuster)
10/21 - Fact Sheet: Prioritizing Climate in Foreign Policy and National Security (WH, with links to reports from ODNI, DOD, DHS, and the WH)
10/22 - Fact Sheet: National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality (WH, with link to report)
10/22 - Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies on the Temporary Certification Regarding Disclosure of Information in Certain Records Related to the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy (WH)
10/22 - What the Supreme Court’s Sudden Intervention in the Texas Abortion Case Tells Us (via Slate, with links to source documents)
See full weekly list of hearings on congress.gov.
10/20 - Oversight of Library of Congress Modernization Efforts (Senate Rules)
10/21 - Modernizing the Congressional Support Agencies to Meet the Needs of an Evolving Congress (House Modernization)
10/21 - Oversight of the United States Department of Justice (House Judiciary)
10/21 - The Equal Rights Amendment: Achieving Constitutional Equality for All (House Oversight)
10/21 - Safeguarding Inspector General Independence and Integrity (Senate Homeland)