August 3, 2018

August 3, 2018

Summit Strategies just released a fact sheet about the Opportunity Zone program. To read the fact sheet, click here. If you have any questions, comments, or would like more information please get in touch!

Top Political News

  • Senate clears $154B ‘minibus’ spending measure. The Hill
  • How Fake Influence Campaigns on Facebook Lured Real People. New York Times
  • Cheaper Health Plans With Less Coverage Move Forward. Wall Street Journal
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Trump’s CEQ, EPA picks squeak through split committee. E&E News
  • Senate OKs first Interior-EPA bill in years. E&E News
  • Federal agency pauses tree-removal plan to help sage grouse. Associated Press
  • Trump Unveils His Plan to Weaken Fuel Economy Rules. New York Times

Indian Affairs

  • ‘Congress has never heard a voice like mine’: Native American woman seeks to make history. The Guardian
  • Native candidates are rewriting history. Indian Country Today
  • Why there aren’t any Native American charter schools in Washington state. Seattle Times
  • PSU To Offer State’s First Major In Indigenous Nations And Native American Studies This Fall. Oregon Public Broadcasting


  • Sen. Rubio’s Paid Family Leave Plan Tied to Social Security. Bloomberg Law
  • Stage set for unions’ legal challenge against Trump’s executive orders, but effects already hurt. Washington Post

Taxation, Trade, & Defense

  • China warns it could fire back with tariffs of $60 billion in U.S. goods. Washington Post
  • Europe Feels the Squeeze of the Trump Trade Tariffs. New York Times
  • U.S. Trade Deficit Widened in June for First Time in Four Months. Bloomberg
  • U.S. job growth slows in July, unemployment rate dips. Reuters



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