April 8, 2022

April 8, 2022

Top News

  • Senate confirms Jackson as first Black woman on Supreme Court. The Washington Post
  • Methane in Earth’s atmosphere rose by record amount last year, US government data shows. The Guardian
  • Senators say Pentagon must do more to help Ukraine defeat Russia. Roll Call
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Supreme Court Revives Trump-Era Environmental Regulation. New York Times
  • White House details ‘immense’ risks of climate change for federal budget. The Hill
  • Climate change ravaged America’s oil capital. Can it lead on clean energy? Los Angeles Times
  • Power Remains Out for Nearly Half a Million Customers in Puerto Rico. New York Times

Indian Affairs

  • California once prohibited Native American fire practices. Now, it’s asking tribes to use them to help prevent wildfires. CNN
  • Mysterious death of a chief’s daughter in Oregon illustrates challenges of Native boarding school reckoning. Oregon Public Broadcast
  • Cherokee Nation Film Office Partners With Native American Media Alliance To Help Grow Native Representation In Film And TV. Deadline
  • Biden Signs Executive Order Aimed to Strengthen Health Care Equity. Native News


  • Chris Smalls started Amazon’s 1st union. He’s now heard from workers at 50 warehouses. NPR
  • Watchdog Faults OSHA for Lack of Covid Enforcement Cooperation. Bloomberg Law
  • US labor board moves to block Amazon’s favorite anti-union tactic. The Verge
  • 50 gig workers killed on the job in the last five years: study. The Hill

Taxation & Trade

  • U.S. Isn’t Seeking a ‘Divorce’ From China, Trade Chief Says. Bloomberg
  • Biden’s new tax plan would push top individual income rate to highest in developed world. Fox Business
  • Biden Plan to Combat Inflation with U.S. Manufacturing Faces Skepticism. Wall Street Journal
  • Canada creates carbon-capture incentives, critical mineral plan to cut emissions. Reuters


  • Elizabeth Warren’s plan to break up Big Everything. Vox
  • Big Tech Is Making an Investment in Congress. Nation
  • Russian-backed hackers spreading disinformation on Facebook. The Hill
  • The US Navy had cybersecurity wrong. Expect change. Yahoo News

Transportation & Infrastructure 

  • Infrastructure law demands new focus on transit worker assaults. Roll Call
  • Transportation union wants federal action against Class 1 railroads’ attendance policies. Freight Waves
  • Low pay, grueling work fuels trucker shortage. CBS News
  • A Top Senate Democrat Signals Support for Billions More in Water Quality Grants for States.  Route Fifty

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