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U.S. Federal Documents: Hot Off The Presses

Northwestern University Libraries have been a U.S. Federal Depository Library since 1876. Our collection includes materials in paper, microfiche, CD-ROM, DVD formats and online formats. This guide is based on a similar guide by Kelly Smith at UCSD.

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Budget of the U.S. Government, Fiscal Year 2019
Released 2/12/18 by the Office of Management & Budget (OMB) and the Government Publishing Office (GPO).  Contains the Budget Message of the President, information on the President’s priorities, and summary tables.  Accompanied by additional volumes:  Analytical Perspectives, Appendix, Major Savings & Reforms, Historical Tables, Federal Credit Supplment, Object Class Analysis, Balances of Budget Authority, Public Budget Database, Long Range Budget Projections.

RULES COMMITTEE PRINT 115-55 TEXT OF EXTENSION OF CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2018 [Showing the text of H.J. Res. 125, as introduced].  Filed in the House of Representatives 1/16/18 at 8:53 pm.  Proposed continuing resolution to fund government operations through February 16, 2018. This story from NPR is one of  many providing context for this proposed legislation that would extend government funding and operations past the 1/19/18 expiration of a previous continuing resolution.

US Global Change Research Program, Climate Science Special Report.  Final Clearance June 27, 2017.  Fifth-Order Draft.
Distributed by the NYTimes, this final draft report by scientists from 13 federal agencies was completed this year and is part of the National Climate Assessment, which is congressionally mandated every four years.  The National Academy of Sciences has signed off on the report which is awaiting approval from the administration for official release.

Trafficking in Persons Report 2017
"The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report is the U.S. Government’s principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking . . . In the TIP Report, the Department of State places each country onto one of three tiers based on the extent of their governments’ efforts to comply with the “minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking” found in Section 108 of the TVPA."  Annual reports 2001-present are linked to this page.

Congressional Budget Office, H.R. 1628 American Health Care Act of 2017
CBO and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) have completed an estimate of the direct spending and revenue effects of H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act of 2017, as passed by the House of Representatives.  May 24, 2017.

Budget FY 2018 - America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again, Budget of the United States Government
An overview of the President’s budget priorities for Fiscal Year 2018, released March 16, 2017.  May 23, 2017 release of FY2018 Budget, Analytical Perspectives, Appendices, Historical Tables, and additional supporting materials.

Background to "Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections": The Analytic Process and Cyber Incident Attribution,
A declassified version of a highly classified assessment that has been provided to the President and to recipients approved by the President.  January 7, 2017.

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