December 15, 2017

December 15, 2017

Top Political News

  • Once a Long Shot, Democrat Doug Jones Wins Alabama Senate Race. New York Times
  • Paul Ryan Sees His Wild Washington Journey Coming to An End. Politico
  • The biggest Pinocchios of 2017. Washington Post
  • Vera Katz, Mayor Who Oversaw Portland’s Flowering, Dies at 84. New York Times
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Democrats lift hold on Interior pick, keep block on another. E&E
  • Watchdog: Trump officials improperly withheld funds for advanced energy office. The Hill
  • Trump Says His Regulatory Rollback Already Is the ‘Most Far-Reaching.’ New York Times 
  • EPA Targets 2 Pacific Northwest Superfund sites for Expedited Cleanup. Oregon Public Braodcasting

Indian Affairs

  • The Biggest Federal Tax Overhaul in 30 Years: Native American Tribes Are Not Included. Indian Country Today
  • Native Americans Feel Invisible in U.S. Health Care System. National Public Radio
  • Crime data in Native American tribal lands ‘virtually useless’: watchdog. Reuters


  • Labor Board Reverses Ruling That Helped Workers Fight Chains. New York Times
  • Sen. Sherrod Brown Announces Plan To Rescue Union Pension Funds. WOSU
  • Cadillac tax is sticking point for Congress. The Hill

Taxation, Trade, & Defense

  • Republican Tax Bill Faces New Uncertainty Ahead of Expected Vote. New York Times
  • Walden says revised GOP tax bill preserves key Oregon deductions. Oregonian 
  • Doubting the intelligence, Trump pursues Putin and leaves a Russian threat unchecked. Washington Post


  • F.C.C. Repeals Net Neutrality Rules. New York Times
  • After FCC Abandons Net Neutrality, States Take Up the Fight. Wired
  • Meet the microgrid, the technology poised to transform electricity. Vox
  • DOJ confirms criminal investigation into Uber. The Hill


  • Trump officials push application overhaul for infrastructure projects. The Hill
  • White House still eyeing gas tax hike to pay for infrastructure plan. The Hill
  • Washington Joins Oregon in Pay-By-The-Mile Experiment. NW News Network
  • Feds derail oil-train brake standards. Portland Tribune
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