April 23, 2021

April 23, 2021

Top News

  • Senate GOP preserves earmark ban, adds strict debt ceiling posture. Politico
  • Biden Administration Looks For Help With Next Phase Of Pitching COVID Vaccines. NPR
  • DC statehood approved by House as Senate fight looms. Associated Press
  • Major US Cities Face Challenging Budget Shortfalls, Report Shows. RouteFifty
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Biden’s Vision of Millions of Well-Paying Jobs in Clean Energy Is Far From Reality. Bloomberg
  • Biden pledges to halve US carbon emissions by 2030. Smart Cities Dive
  • Biden taps ocean scientist Rick Spinrad to run NOAA. Washington Post
  • Unrecognized Tribes Struggle Without Federal Aid During Pandemic. NPR

Indian Affairs

  • Tribes see progress in COVID-19 fight. Roll Call
  • Hollywood typically depicts Native American stories as sad and one-note. The ‘Rutherford Falls’ creators had other ideas. Washington Post
  • White House Drought Relief Working Group to Address Western Water Crisis. Drovers
  • LaDonna Allard Dies at 64; Led Dakota Pipeline Protests. New York Times


  • Biden Increases Seasonal-Worker Visas by 22,000. Wall Street Journal
  • U.S. weekly jobless claims hit 13-month low; home sales tumble. Reuters
  • NLRB rejects union decertification effort at poultry plant. Associated Press
  • Biden to Pick Obama Alum Nayak as Labor Department Policy Chief. Bloomberg Law

Taxation & Trade

  • Even as supply lines strain, Biden is in no rush to scrap Trump’s steel tariffs. Washington Post
  • Biden will seek to raise taxes on richest Americans to fund sweeping education and child care proposals. CNN
  • US urged to join mega APAC trade deal by China’s former chief trade negotiator. South China Morning Post
  • Smaller Corporate Tax Increase Floated at White House Infrastructure Meeting. Wall Street Journal


  • Antitrust pressure on Big Tech takes center stage in Congress. Axios
  • Senate Leader Pushes for $110B Federal Government Tech Bill. Government Technology
  • A Global Tipping Point for Reining In Tech Has Arrived. New York Times
  • Five big players to watch in Big Tech’s antitrust fight. The Hill
  • Biden infrastructure plan sparks lobbying war over how to fix America’s internet. Politico

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • Amtrak’s proposed $80 billion windfall: Too much or too little? Roll Call
  • Senate Republicans outline their own infrastructure plan — here’s what’s in it. CNBC
  • US House Leaders Plan Late May Highway Bill Markup. Transport Topics
  • Senators Grill Cabinet Secretaries on American Jobs Plan. RouteFifty
  • Biden set to nominate Homendy to head U.S. NTSB. Reuters

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