US DOT Uses Map to Encourage Investment in Underserved Rural, Urban Communities

The detailed information about vital infrastructure resources located in and near Opportunity Zones is intended to encourage further economic investment.

Wholesale electricity prices were generally lower in 2019, except in Texas

Wholesale electricity prices at several major hubs were generally lower in 2019 than in 2018

Interior Reduced Wildfire Risks on 1.4 Million+ Acres of Federal Land in 2019

The Department of the Interior announced it had doubled and nearly tripled targets set by President Donald Trump for vegetative treatments to reduce wildfire risk in Fiscal Year 2019, marking the largest fuel load reduction in a decade.

TSA screened a record-breaking number of travelers during the end-of-year Christmas/New Year holiday period

Despite the volume, 99.8% of all passengers nationwide waited less than 30 minutes in a checkpoint line.

January is National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month

"National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month is made all the more resonant by the fact that this year is the 20th anniversary of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. This landmark law provided increased protections for trafficking victims in the U.S., established human trafficking and related offenses as federal crimes, and strengthened the U.S. government's prevention efforts through international initiatives designed to deter trafficking, including by improving economic opportunity for vulnerable workers."

VA receives high marks for communicating with the public

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is the only other federal agency in 2019 to receive an “A” for writing quality.

Homelessness Ticked Up in 2019, Driven by Major Increases in California

Increase in California Higher Than All Other States Combined; Continued Declines Noted Among Veterans and Families with Children

MAP MONDAY: 2018 % Change in Real GDP by County

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased in 2,375 counties, decreased in 717, and was unchanged in 21 in 2018,

Operation Relentless Pursuit Launches in 7 Cities

The Operation will surge federal law enforcement resources into seven of America’s most violent cities, according to the DOJ.

Justice Department Awards More Than $333 Million To Fight Opioid Crisis

With more than 130 people dying from opioid-related overdoses every day, the Department of Justice has made fighting addiction to opioids—including heroin and fentanyl—a national priority.