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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10/19 - ICYMI Bulletin: USGS uses “eDNA” to combat invasive species (USGS)
10/20 - DHS Launches New Center for Countering Human Trafficking (DHS)
10/21 - Department of Justice Releases Report on its Efforts to Disrupt, Dismantle, and Destroy MS-13 (DOJ; direct to report)
10/21 - HUD Secretary Ben Carson Hosts Discussion on Federal Government’s Response to Homelessness (HUD; see also, USICH report)
10/23 - Tip Sheet Number 22 (Census)
10/23 - USTR and USDA Release Report on Agricultural Trade between the United States and China (USDA; direct to report)
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.
10/17 - S.2661 — National Suicide Hotline Designation Act of 2020 (requires the FCC to designate 9-8-8 as the universal telephone number for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline)
10/20 - S.832 — A bill to nullify the Supplemental Treaty Between the United States of America and the Confederated Tribes and Bands of Indians of Middle Oregon, concluded on November 15, 1865.
10/23 - Federal Workforce Statistics Sources: OPM and OMB (CRS)
10/19 - Court Vacates Trump Administration Rule That Sought To Kick Thousands Off Food Stamps (via NPR, with link to court opinion)
10/20 - Parents of 545 children separated at US border still can't be found (via CNN, with link to court filing; see also, E&C Democrats letter to HHS Secretary Azar)
10/20 - Judge Rejects Settlement, Fast-Tracks Student Debt Relief Class Action (via Courthouse News, with link to court opinion)
10/21 -Trump issues sweeping order for tens of thousands of career federal employees to lose civil service protections (via Washington Post, with link to Executive Order; see also, CHCOC implementation instructions)
10/22 - US joins countries with poor human rights records to denounce 'right' to abortion (via CNN, with link to source document)