April 1, 2022

April 1, 2022

Top News

  • What Biden is really saying in his new budget. Vox
  • The Big Local Transit Projects the Biden Administration Wants to Fund. Route Fifty
  • Senate close to COVID-19 aid deal; global funds in question. Roll Call
  • In bloodied front-line town, Ukrainian forces push Russians back. Washington Post
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Nearly $45B for climate and clean energy included in Biden’s proposed budget. Smart Cities Dive
  • Biden ordering massive release of oil in bid to curb gas prices. Axios
  • Biden administration announces new funding to make homes energy-efficient. Washington Post
  • White House announces Defense Production Act will be invoked for EV battery materials. The Hill

Indian Affairs

  • Hotelier’s Post Barring Native Americans Prompts Outrage in South Dakota. New York Times
  • What’s Behind the Disparity in COVID Deaths for Native Americans? U.S. News and World Report
  • As omicron lurks, Native Americans wary of boosters. NBC News
  • Pope Francis Apologizes for Abuse of Indigenous Canadian Children at Catholic-Run Schools. Wall Street Journal


  • Senate Turns Back David Weil as Labor’s Top Wage-Hour Enforcer. Bloomberg Law
  • Labor groups close in on Amazon in 2 tight union elections. NPR
  • U.S. March Jobs Report Shows Strong Hiring Momentum. Wall Street Journal
  • Washington governor signs Uber, Lyft driver pay guarantee into law. Reuters

Taxation & Trade

  • US trade representative says efforts on a phase-two deal with China have faltered. South China Morning Post
  • Biden to Include Minimum Tax on Billionaires in Budget Proposal. New York Times
  • U.S. Trade Aide Brad Setser Is Leaving Biden Administration. Bloomberg
  • Manchin engaging with Biden administration on new climate and economic bill but timeline unclear. CNN


  • DOJ backs bills that could kneecap Big Tech. Axios
  • Cities Give Housing Technology a Wary Reappraisal. Bloomberg CityLab
  • Senators Urge FTC to Review Microsoft’s $68.7B Deal for Activision Blizzard. CNET
  • Biden proposes funding boost for federal antitrust enforcers. The Hill

Transportation & Infrastructure 

  • Windfall profits tax, consumer rebate options under discussion. Roll Call
  • Why States Want Changes to Programs Providing Billions in Water Funds. Route Fifty
  • Cities regularly hire lobbyists. It pays off for the richest cities. Washington Post
  • Congressional Negotiations Ramp Up on Supply Chain, Semiconductor Package. Transport Topics

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