April 5, 2019

April 5, 2019

Top News

  • Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio joins Democratic presidential race. Washington Post
  • Trump Wants U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza To Lead Small Business Administration. NPR
  • Trump Picks Herman Cain for Fed Seat. Wall Street Journal
  • Republicans trigger ‘nuclear option’ to speed Trump nominees. Politico
  • Barr to testify before Congress Tuesday on budget request. The Hill
  • Biden pledges in video to be more ‘respectful’ of personal space. Politico
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy, Natural Resources, & Agriculture

  • Congress questions National Park Service over proposal to charge for protests. Washington Post
  • Trump’s Pick for Interior Dept. Continued Lobbying After Officially Vowing to Stop, New Files Show. New York Times
  • How AI Might Be Used to Battle Wildfires. Wall Street Journal
  • What Remains of Bears Ears. Washington Post

Indian Affairs

  • The Missouri River Flood Hits a Historic Native American Homeland. The New Yorker
  • Gila River leader says feds’ inattention to roads drives other problems. Cronkite News
  • Waiting for Congress to fund tribal water projects … as promised. Indian Country Today


  • Court rejects trucking group’s challenge to independent contractor ruling. Los Angeles Times
  • Labor unions wade into 2020 race with caution after being burned in 2016. Los Angeles Times
  • U.S. Moves to Limit Wage Claims Against Chains Like McDonald’s. New York Times
  • U.S. Private Sector Added 129,000 Jobs in March. Wall Street Journal

Taxation, Trade, & Defense

  • Trump backs off border shutdown but threatens auto tariffs. Associated Press
  • Trump Says U.S.-China Trade Deal Close, but No Summit Plans Yet. Wall Street Journal
  • Canada says reopening USMCA trade pact could be a ‘Pandora’s box.’ Reuters
  • Dem to offer bill to expand electric vehicle tax credit. The Hill


  • Why some green investors are passing on Uber and Lyft. Reuters
  • The Race to Code the Curb. CityLab
  • Federal Agency Drone Use to Monitor Natural Disasters Expanded Dramatically in 2018. Route Fifty

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • Sen. Amy Klobuchar sees roads and levees as an unglitzy path to the presidency. Washington Post
  • New York’s Congestion-Pricing System Will Serve as Road Test for Other Cities. New York Times
  • A Revolution Sweeping Railroads Upends How America Moves Its Stuff. Wall Street Journal
  • Why Trains Are So Much Greener Than Cars or Airplanes. CityLab
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