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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12/14 - Library of Congress Digital Collections Strategy Published (LOC; direct to strategy)
12/14 - Researchers Publish First Comprehensive Building Stock Characterization Study for the United States (NREL; direct to report and dashboard page)
12/15 - National Archives Releases New Group of JFK Assassination Documents (NARA; direct to documents)
12/15 - Report: Climate change contributed to some of 2020’s worst weather (NOAA; direct to report)
12/16 - On the Release of the 2020 Country Reports on Terrorism (State; direct to report page)
12/16 - USCIS Announces FY 2021 Accomplishments (USCIS)
12/17 - Statement from Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta Regarding Settlement between U.S. Postal Service and NAACP (DOJ; see also, NAACP statement)
12/17 - Financial Stability Oversight Council Releases 2021 Annual Report (Treas; 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.
12/16 - S.J.Res.33 A joint resolution relating to increasing the debt limit - increases the public debt limit by $2.5 trillion
12/16 - H.R.5142 To award posthumously a Congressional Gold Medal, in commemoration to the servicemembers who perished in Afghanistan on August 26, 2021, during the evacuation of citizens of the United States and Afghan allies at Hamid Karzai International Airport
Most agencies have released their Fall 2021 Semiannual Reports to Congress
12/13 - Audit of the Business Model for TransDigm Group Inc. and Its Impact on Department of Defense Spare Parts Pricing (DOD; see also, House Oversight chair statement)
12/14 - Investigative Summary: Findings of Misconduct by then FBI Officials for Soliciting, Procuring, and Accepting Commercial Sex while On FBI Assignment Overseas, Lack of Candor to the OIG, and Related Misconduct (DOJ)
12/15 - Law Enforcement: Federal Agencies Should Improve Reporting and Review of Less-Lethal Force (GAO; see also, House Homeland chair statement)
12/16 - Debt Limit Suspensions (CRS)
12/11 - Operation Whistle Pig: Inside the secret CBP unit with no rules that investigates Americans (via Yahoo News; for related source documents, see RCFP.org)
12/16 - The FDA Just Lifted A Major Restriction On Abortion Pills. Here’s What You Need To Know (via BuzzFeed News, with link to source document; see also, FDA info page)
12/17 - Search the assets, investments, outside employment, and debts of congressional lawmakers using Insider's exclusive databases (via Business Insider, with Senate and House spreadsheets)
See full weekly list of hearings on congress.gov.
12/14 - A Global Crisis Needs a Global Solution: The Urgent Need to Accelerate Vaccinations Around the World (House Coronavirus)
12/15 - Oversight of the U.S. Airline Industry (Senate Commerce)