The Weekly Trek: May 26, 2017

The Weekly Trek

May 26, 2017

Top Political News

  • Trump Faces Tensions at G-7 Summit. Wall Street Journal
  • Trump releases budget that slashes government programs. The Hill
  • Trump budget faces Dem opposition, GOP doubts about math. Washington Post
  • Appeals court keeps block on revised Trump travel ban; administration vows SCOTUS appeal. Politico
  • Jared Kushner now a focus in Russia investigation. Washington Post
  • ‘This Is Devastating to the Cities. It Is Even More Devastating to Rural Areas’. Route Fifty
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Appropriators mull drastic measures against wildfires. E&E News
  • Senators air grievances on Trump energy budget, delays. The Hill
  • Trump administration stands by three Obama-era energy rules. The Hill
  • Federal officials consider tariffs on imported solar panels. The Hill
  • This land is…cut under Trump’s Budget? NPR
  • Trump budget includes proposal to privatize BPA grid. Portland Business Journal

Indian Affairs

  • Trump Proposes Hundreds of Millions in Cuts to Federal Appropriations for Indian Country. Indian Country Today
  • Tribes bash proposed Trump budget cuts to Native American programs. PBS
  • Northwest tribes say Trump’s proposed budget would hurt salmon recovery. Oregonian

Labor

Taxation, Trade, & Defense

  • Trump Budget Glosses Over Tax Reform Details. BNA
  • Border Tax Skeptics Voice Doubts at House Hearing. BNA
  • Federal Destination-Based Tax System Would Pressure States. BNA

Technology

Transportation

  • Heavy cuts to rural development and infrastructure in latest Trump budget. Washington Post
  • Trump advisers call for privatizing some public assets to build new infrastructure. Washington Post
  • Trump Wants $108M for Deeper Ports; Corps Adds $56M Boost. US News
  • How Do Cities Get Potential Riders More Interested in Public Transit? Route Fifty
  • Bipartisan Senate bill would modify fuel economy standards. E&E News
  • House Speaker Tina Kotek on tax reform, a $8.2 transportation bill and making documentary films. Portland Business Journal

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