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U.S. Government Information: WR 11/19/22

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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Bills Signed into Law : Nov 19 - Nov 25

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.

None this week

Congressional Hearings : Nov 19 - Nov 25

See full weekly list of hearings on

None this week

Inspectors General reports : Nov 19 - Nov 25

It's time for Fall Semiannual Reports, which report OIG activities and significant findings/ recommendations for April - September, 2022. SAR availability is tracked on this page.

11/21 - The EPA Met 2018 Water Security Requirements but Needs to Improve Oversight to Support Water System Compliance (EPA)

11/25 -  Simulated Internal Cyber Attack Gained Control of Critical Census Bureau Systems (DOC)

Congressional Budget Office / Congressional Research Service / Government Accountability Office : Nov 19 - Nov 25

Miscellaneous : Nov 19 - Nov 25

11/19 - Former Anti-Abortion Leader Alleges Another Supreme Court Breach (via New York Times, with source document)

11/22 - Justices clear the way for House committee to obtain Trump’s tax returns (via SCOTUSblog, with link to source document; see also, House Ways & Means chair statement)

11/22 - White House touts omicron-specific boosters ahead of feared winter covid wave (via Washington Post; see also, MMWR)

11/23 - State Immigration Data Sheets, 2021 (DHS)

Trump search warrant:

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

11/22 - DOJ files notice of Jack Smith’s appointment as special counsel (Document 190 at Court Listener)

11/22 - Trump lawyers want DOJ ordered to turn over unredacted Mar-a-Lago search affidavit (via ABC News, with source document – Trump motion to unseal affidavit, Document 189 at Court Listener)

11/22 - Court Appears Ready to End Special Master Review in Trump Files Inquiry (via New York Times)

11/24 - Special Counsel Smith - on thanksgiving - sends a letter to the 11th circuit pointing out a fatal flaw in one of trumps arguments in the documents case. (via @MuellerSheWrote on Twitter, with source documents – letter from special counsel to 11th circuit and Trump letter to 11th circuit)