December 1, 2017

December 1, 2017

Top Political News

  • Michael Flynn pleads guilty to lying to the FBI. Washington Post
  • House Plans Two-Week Spending Bill to Avoid Shutdown. Bloomberg
  • Mick Mulvaney is now one of the most powerful bureaucrats in the country. Washington Post
  • House Leaders Call on Conyers to Resign After an Accuser Details Her Charges. New York Times
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • House passes EPA contaminated site clean-up bill. The Hill
  • Democratic commissioner sworn in to energy regulatory board. The Hill
  • $30M to clean National Guard toxic armories in Senate plan. Oregonian
  • Trump to cut Bears Ears National Monument by 85 percent, Grand Staircase-Escalante by half, documents show. Washington Post

Indian Affairs


  • House committee hears PBGC multiemployer program issues. Pensions & Investments
  • Morgan Lewis Partner Said to Be White House Pick for Labor Board. Bloomberg BNA
  • Federal Contractors Are Offshoring at a Fast Clip Under Trump. Bloomberg

Taxation, Trade, & Defense

  • McConnell says Senate has the votes to pass GOP tax bill. Washington Post
  • Dueling Tax Plans: Here’s what the Senate and House Have to Resolve. New York Times
  • Tax bill could trigger historic spending cuts. Politico
  • It Started as a Tax Cut. Now It Could Change American Life. New York Times
  • Trump’s First Major Trade Fight With China Could Be Over Solar Panels. New York Times
  • As Nafta Tensions Simmer, Canada Pursues Trade With Asia. Wall Street Journal


  • A.I. Will Transform the Economy, But How Much, and How Soon? New York Times
  • Thanks to autonomous vehicles, we could have these utopian, tree-filled streets. Curbed
  • GM and Cruise on track to field a self-driving ride hailing service by 2019. TechCrunch
  • Portland pays off for electric vehicle drivers. Portland Business Journal


  • Trump’s missing infrastructure plan. Axios
  • Bipartisan lawmakers ready infrastructure report amid questions over White House plan. The Hill
  • The GOP Tax Bills Are Infrastructure Bills Too. Here’s Why. Governing
  • Trump Administration Aims To Loosen Obama-Era Truck Safety Rules. National Public Radio
  • Chuck Schumer Says No to Gas Tax Hike, Complicating Trump’s Infrastructure Push. The Daily Beast 
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