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Congressional Record Bound Edition

Categories: Congress,Govt Information,History

https://www.govinfo.gov/app/collection/crecb/155_crecb

The record of Congressional Debates is now digitized on the GovInfo site from 1932 through 2001.  From the Government Publishing Office

 

Congressional Record Bound Edition

Categories: Congress,Govt Information,History

https://www.govinfo.gov/app/collection/crecb/155_crecb

Now contains volumes of the digitized permanent edition from 1941 through 2001.  From the Library of Congress and the Government Publishing Office’s GovInfo site.

 

JFK Assassination Records: 2017 Additional Documents Release

Categories: Govt Information,Govt Secrecy,History,Presidency

https://www.archives.gov/research/jfk/2017-release

Consists of 3,800 documents, most of which were previously released with parts redacted but also includes 441 formerly withheld-in-full. The documents were released by the CIA and FBI.  From the National Archives and Records Administration

 

2017 Annual Report of the Boards of Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance and Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds

Categories: Govt Information,Headlines,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/ReportsTrustFunds/Downloads/TR2017.pdf

Annual report on the actuarial status and financial operations of the Medicare Parts A, B, and D programs. Estimated depletion date for the Hospital Insurance Fund (Part A) under current law  is 2029.  The fund which covers Parts B and D is expected to be adequately funded over the next 10 years.  From the Social Security Administration

(govt finance     headlines     health/medical     Medicare/Medicaid     statistics)

Presidential Authority to Permit Access to National Security Information

Categories: Govt Information,Govt Secrecy,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/secrecy/access.pdf

Examines the controversy over the disclosure of classified information by the president and related government standards for classifying and declassifying information. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

National Archives Announces a New Model for the Preservation and Accessibility of Presidential Records

Categories: Govt Information,History,Presidency

https://www.archives.gov/press/press-releases/2017/nr17-54

Press release which describes partnership with Obama Foundation which will digitize all unclassified presidential records, which will then be housed at existing NARA facilities for better access and preservation.  From the National Archives and Records Administration

 

EPA Kicks Off Website Updates

Categories: Environment,Govt Information,Headlines

https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-kicks-website-updates

Language used on the EPA website to explain the removal of information about climate change and the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan.  Some information from the Obama Administration is still available at https://19january2017snapshot.epa.gov/  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

S.960 – Preserving Data in Government Act of 2017

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Information,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology

https://www.gardner.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/gardner-peters-introduce-bill-to-keep-government-research-data-publically-available

Press release about bill introduced in Senate to require that federal agencies preserve public access to databases and datasets created with taxpayer funding.  From the office of Cory Gardner, U.S. Senator from Colorado

 

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