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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12/7 - Census Bureau Announces Quality Assessments for 2020 Census (Census)
12/7 - U.S. Department of Labor Publishes Final Rule to Implement Legal Requirements for Religious Exemption (DOL; see also, Pelosi Statement on Trump Administration Discriminatory Rule on Federal Contractors)
12/7 - HHS Publishes COVID-19 Hospital Facility-Level Data (HHS; direct to dataset)
12/7 - OSC Issues Report to the President Finding Hatch Act Violations by Dr. Peter Navarro (OSC; direct to report)
12/8 - Secretary of the Army announces missing Soldier policy, forms People First Task Force to implement Fort Hood Independent Review Committee (FHIRC) recommendations (Army; direct to FHIRC website and report)
12/8 - Sea ice loss and extreme wildfires mark another year of Arctic change (NOAA; direct to Arctic Report Card)
12/9 - FBI Releases 2019 NIBRS Crime Data (FBI)
12/9 - FTC Sues Facebook for Illegal Monopolization (FTC)
12/9 - Update: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (USCIS)
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.
12/5 - H.R.8247 Veterans COMPACT Act of 2020: implements programs, policies, and reports related to VA transition assistance, suicide care, mental health education and treatment, health care, and women veteran care.
Fall Semiannual Reports (SARs) to Congress are now being released. You can track which are available via this page.
12/8 - Carper, Portman Release New Report on Federal Government’s Failure to Conduct Adequate Oversight of Companies Seeking to Operate Shelters for Unaccompanied Children (Congress; direct to report)
12/8 - Some States Balk After C.D.C. Asks for Personal Data of Those Vaccinated (via New York Times, with link to source document)
12/9 - Weather Service faces Internet bandwidth shortage, proposes limiting key data (via Washington Post, with link to source document)
12/11 - New VOA Director Arrives With Baggage: Anti-Islamic and Homophobic Writings (via NPR, with links to source documents)
12/11 - The Supreme Court Rejected Texas’s Last-Ditch Legal Challenge To Biden’s Win (via BuzzFeed News, with link to court order; see also, SCOTUS filing by State of Texas and amicus brief filed by 126 House Republicans)