August 13, 2021

August 13, 2021

Top News

  • Senate Passes $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill, Handing Biden a Bipartisan Win. New York Times
  • Democratic divisions emerge on U.S. Senate’s $3.5 trillion spending plan. Reuters
  • Nine House Democrats say they won’t vote on budget unless infrastructure bill passes. Axios
  • Evictions To Impact More Black, Latino Households. RouteFifty
  • FDA permits Covid vaccine booster shots for people with weakened immune systems. CNBC
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • What The U.S. Can Do About The Dire Climate Change Report. NPR
  • Another grim climate warning as Democrats reveal budget outline. Roll Call
  • White House calls for probe of ‘divergences’ between oil price and gasoline costs. The Hill
  • The IPCC delivers its starkest warning yet about climate change. The Economist
  • The Biggest U.S. Electrical Grid Braces for Green Energy. Bloomberg

Indian Affairs

  • At Schools Where Native American Children Died, New Hope for Answers. Wall Street Journal
  • Native American college students found strength in their heritage that helped them get through the pandemic. CNBC
  • Despite obstacles, Native Americans have the nation’s highest COVID-19 vaccination rate. Los Angeles Times
  • ‘This Is What We Should Have Had All Along’. New York Times


  • After Trumka’s Death, A.F.L.-C.I.O. Faces a Crossroads. New York Times
  • Fauci Says Teachers Should Be Required To Be Vaccinated. NPR
  • U.S., Mexico Auto-Parts Maker Reach Deal on Labor Complaint. Bloomberg
  • Why it’s too early to celebrate July’s jobs report. Axios

Taxation & Trade

  • Higher taxes for the rich edge closer as Democrats pass $3.5 trillion budget outline. CNBC
  • Biden administration shrugs off pressure to remove Trump-era China trade war tariffs. South China Morning Post
  • Elizabeth Warren will propose a minimum tax on the nation’s richest companies. New York Times
  • The IRS has a big opportunity to fix the way Americans file taxes. Vox
  • Biden to Nominate María Pagán as U.S. Envoy to World Trade Organization. Wall Street Journal


  • New bipartisan Senate bill takes aim at Apple and Google’s app store dominance. CNN
  • Groups withdraw objections to Verizon-Tracfone deal. Axios
  • Rep. Anna Eshoo urged Nancy Pelosi to change the crypto tax language in the infrastructure bill – and there’s now a NFT of her letter. Market Insider
  • Report finds US government has made progress on cybersecurity, more work remains. The Hill

Transportation & Infrastructure 

  • Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill could take years to transform U.S. Washington Post
  • The Infrastructure Bill Is a Trillion-Dollar Test for Environmental Justice. Bloomberg CityLab
  • Biden Wants More EVs on Roads. What About Charging Stations?. Wired
  • Hope renewed for Chicago-St. Louis high-speed rail. Smart Cities Dive

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