April 12, 2019

April 12, 2019

Top News

  • Julian Assange Arrested in London as U.S. Unseals Hacking Conspiracy Indictment. New York Times
  • California congressman Eric Swalwell joins 2020 Democratic presidential field. LA Times
  • Trump removes Secret Service director as purge of DHS leadership widens. Washington Post
  • Attorney General William Barr intends to release Mueller report “within a week”. CBS News
  • Attorney General William Barr Thinks ‘Spying Did Occur’ on Trump Campaign. New York Times
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy, Natural Resources, & Agriculture

  • Senate confirms former oil and gas lobbyist David Bernhardt as interior secretary. Washington Post
  • New Technology Will Help Northwest Forest Managers Assess Wildfire Danger. Oregon Public Broadcasting
  • Trump Signs Executive Orders In Push To Make It Easier To Build Oil And Gas Pipelines. National Public Radio
  • USDA Update on Farm Bill Implementation Progress. Falmouth Outlook
  • Forest Service Chief Christiansen testifies about harassment within the agency. Wildfire Today
  • How Big Business Is Hedging Against the Apocalypse. New York Times

Indian Affairs

  • Deb Haaland to pass on New Mexico Senate race. Indian Country Today
  • With Number of Missing Native American Women Unknown, States Seek Answers. Governing
  • Oregon Tribe Receives State Recognition For Cultural Preservation Efforts. KLCC


  • Joint employer rule provides clarity but may be overturned by courts. Business Insurance
  • Texas rule limiting worker benefits in gig economy would hurt local businesses, owners say. Houston Chronicle
  • He Has Driven for Uber Since 2012. He Makes About $40,000 a Year. New York Times
  • Senate Confirms Cheryl Stanton to Head Wage-Hour Division. Bloomberg
  • U.S. labor market strong; inflation pressures benign. Reuters

Taxation, Trade, & Defense

  • What’s happening at the U.S.-Mexico border in 6 charts. Pew Research Center
  • U.S. Readies $11 Billion in Tariffs on E.U. New York Times
  • At US-Mexico CEO summit, leaders optimistic amid uncertainty. Washington Post
  • ‘Lack of enthusiasm’ leaves Herman Cain’s Fed nomination all but dead. Politico
  • Warren Pushes New Corporate Tax on Profits Above $100 Million. Bloomberg


  • 5G is about to get a big boost from Trump and the FCC. Washington Post
  • Net Neutrality Vote Passes House, Fulfilling Promise by Democrats. New York Times
  • Federal Lawmakers Want to Fund Cyber Upgrades for State and Local Governments. Route Fifty

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • Lawmakers Announce Funding For Portland Bus Rapid Transit Project. Oregon Public Broadcasting
  • U.S. Pelosi says infrastructure bill should be $1 trillion-$2 trillion. Reuters
  • Plans for broad infrastructure bill on life support. E&E News
  • Automakers Plan for Their Worst Nightmare: Regulatory Chaos After Trump’s Emissions Rollback. New York Times
  • Exclusive: U.S. bill to boost electric car tax credits could rev GM, Tesla. Reuters
  • Trump Plan to Ship Natural Gas by Rail Stokes ‘Bomb Train’ Fears. Bloomberg
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