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U.S. Government Information: WR 12/3/22

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Bills Signed into Law : Dec 3 - Dec 9

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.

12/5 - S.1941, MAPS Act of 2021 - requires OMB to report on the scientific basis for changes to core-based statistical area delineations and requires transparency in the uses of those delineations in domestic assistance programs

12/7 - S.4524, Speak Out Act - prohibits the judicial enforceability of a nondisclosure clause or nondisparagement clause agreed to before a dispute arises involving sexual assault or sexual harassment in violation of federal, tribal, or state law

12/7 - H.R.7132, Safe Connections Act of 2022 - establishes requirements concerning access to communication services for survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, and related harms

12/9 - H.R.521, First Responder Fair RETIRE Act – allows disabled federal first responders to continue receiving federal retirement benefits in the same manner as though they had not been disabled

Inspectors General reports : Dec 3 - Dec 9

Congressional Budget Office / Congressional Research Service / Government Accountability Office : Dec 3 - Dec 9

Miscellaneous : Dec 3 - Dec 9

12/6 - Oversight in the 118th Congress (Congress/McCarthy)

12/7 - Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth Announces Release of its Final Report (Congress; direct to report page)

12/8 - Peters Investigation Finds Significant Failures in Federal Government’s Pandemic Preparedness and Initial COVID-19 Response (Congress; direct to report)

12/8 - Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Schumer Hold Respect for Marriage Act Enrollment Ceremony (via C-SPAN; see also, Equality Caucus statement and H.R. 8404)

12/8 - Yellen, Malerba become 1st female pair to sign US currency (via AP)

12/8 - Making PACER court records system free wouldn't add to deficit, CBO says (via Reuters)

12/9 - Select Subcommittee Releases Final Report, Culminating More Than Two Years of Investigations Related to the Nation’s Response to the Coronavirus Crisis (Congress; direct to report)

12/9 - Kyrsten Sinema Says She Will Leave the Democratic Party (via New York Times; see also, WH press secretary statement)

Trump search warrant:

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

12/7 - Items with classified markings found at Trump storage unit in Florida (via Washington Post; see also, referenced GSA emails released in October)

12/8 - Special Master’s Review in Trump Case Ends as Appeal Court’s Ruling Takes Effect (via New York Times)

12/9 - Judge Declines to Act on Justice Dept. Contempt Request in Trump Documents Case (via New York Times)