The Weekly Trek: June 16, 2017

The Weekly Trek

June 16, 2017

Top Political News

  • A Coming-Together on Capitol Hill. US News
  • Senate is straining to pass Obamacare overhaul in next 14 days. Washington Post
  • Trump Acknowledges He Is Under Investigation in Russia Inquiry. New York Times
  • How We Became Bitter Political Enemies. New York Times
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Tidwell both defends and worries about budget. E&E News
  • Trump’s plan to gut EPA gets cool reception on Capitol Hill. AP
  • Perdue: Trump Is Serious About Rural Development, ‘Watch and See’. Route Fifty
  • GOP plan to thin more acres ‘too big a gulp’ — ex-official. E&E News
  • 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Susan Bodine. US News
  • Kate Brown: Oregon will press Paris climate accords. The Oregonian

Indian Affairs

  • Oil v. Culture: The Battle Goes on to Protect Columbia River. Indian Country
  • The Indian Reorganization Act: Realigning Tribal ‘Membership’ With Kinship. Indian Country
  • SIA Committee Advances Two Bills During Business Meeting. SIA
  • Federal judge rejects Dakota Access Pipeline permits, calls for do-over. Seattle Times


  • On Labor, Trump Remains Outmanned by Democrats. Wall Street Journal
  • Trump Unveils Apprenticeship Overhaul. US News
  • Labor groups say ‘sham unions’ undercut other organizations to the benefit of themselves and employers. NY Daily News

Taxation, Trade, & Defense

  • Yellen: Businesses Taking ‘Wait and See’ Approach to Trump Policies. US News
  • U.S. Exports to Mexico Fall as Uncertainty Over Nafta Lingers. Wall Street Journal
  • Trump Names Kelly Craft Canada Ambassador Ahead of Nafta Talks. Bloomberg



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