April 9, 2021

April 9, 2021

Top News

  • Biden unveils $1.52 trillion budget proposal. Axios
  • Trump relaunches his fundraising machine after months of quiet. Politico
  • J&J Covid-19 Vaccine Deliveries to Drop Sharply Next Week. Wall Street Journal
  • Biden on Infrastructure: ‘We Will Not Be Open to Doing Nothing.’ RouteFifty
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • EPA Chief Says Biden Infrastructure Bill Will Help The U.S. Face Climate Change. NPR
  • How the US could make its new climate target fair — to the rest of the world. Vox
  • Big U.S. Wind, Solar Buildout Won’t Satisfy Biden Climate Goal. Bloomberg Green
  • Local governments set record for new renewable energy procurement in 2020, groups report. Smart Cities Dive

Indian Affairs

  • Biden nominates Interior deputy as department’s top lawyer. The Hill
  • Minneapolis’s Native American community is closely watching the trial. New York Times
  • Decision strikes key parts of Native American adoptions law. Politico
  • U.S. Forest Service Investigating Defacing of Ancient Native American Site in Georgia. Native News Online


  • Amazon Illegally Fired Activist Workers, Labor Board Finds. New York Times
  • The union drive at Amazon signals a potential sea change for the labor movement. Will it last? Washington Post
  • U.S. weekly jobless claims rise again, but labor market recovery gaining steam. Reuters
  • U.S. Secretary Of Labor Discusses The American Jobs Plan. NPR
  • Amazon defeats historic Alabama union effort. BBC

Taxation & Trade

  • Biden faces tough choice over a battery plant in Georgia. Politico
  • Biden’s plan to overhaul tax code would close offshore tax loopholes. NBC
  • US trade sanctions appropriate response to China’s actions. AJOT
  • Biden Tax Plan Seen Hitting Tech, Pharmaceutical Companies. Bloomberg
  • Biden administration slaps export controls on Chinese firms for aiding PLA weapons development. Washington Post


  • U.S. Senate panel to hold hearing on tech bill to combat China. Reuters
  • Exclusive: Google urges Biden to work with EU on tech and trade. Axios
  • Single Sign-in For Government Services Expands to States, Localities. RouteFifty
  • There’s Another Way to Pay for Infrastructure Projects. Bloomberg CityLab
  • Biden Tests Tech Giants’ Support for Global Tax Reform. Wall Street Journal

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg says ‘there is racism physically built’ into America’s infrastructure. The Hill
  • It’s time to ‘redefine what infrastructure is,’ says USCM president. Smart Cities Dive
  • US: USDOT lists transportation projects in $2 trillion plan to woo Congress. Mass Transit
  • Highway Foes Emboldened as Buttigieg Puts Houston Project on Pause. Bloomberg CityLab

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