December 22, 2017

December 22, 2017

Top Political News

  • Congress Passes Stopgap Bill to Avoid Government Shutdown Against a Friday Deadline. New York Times
  • G.O.P. Finally Notches 2017 Victory While Bracing for 2018 Verdict. New York Times
  • After tax bill’s passage, tensions over what Republicans should do next. Washington Post
  • Judge dismisses suits claiming Trump violated emoluments clause. Politico
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

Indian Affairs

  • In Opioid Battle, Cherokee Want Their Day in Tribal Court. New York Times
  • Tribal Sovereignty: Good for Indian Country’s economy, good for America’s economy. The Hill


  • Labor board burns through Obama-era rules. The Hill
  • Owed a Pension? Labor Dept. Broadens Effort to Locate Workers. Bloomberg BNA
  • Trump Promised to Protect Steel. Layoffs Are Coming Instead. New York Times
  • Union sues over Facebook job ads that excluded older people. The Hill

Taxation, Trade, & Defense

  • Trump sets out national security strategy of ‘principled realism’ and global competition. Washington Post
  • Defying Trump, U.N. General Assembly Condemns U.S. Decree on Jerusalem. New York Times
  • Trump Signs Sweeping Tax Bill, a Major Legislative Victory for the President. New York Times
  • Transportation groups weigh in on tax-reform legislation passed by Congress. Progressive Railroading
  • What they’re saying about the tax reform in Oregon – and beyond. Portland Business Journal


  • Uber Dealt Setback After European Court Rules It Is a Taxi Service. New York Times
  • UPS reserves 125 Tesla semi-trucks, largest public pre-order yet. Reuters
  • Passport, the technology business for city transit systems, raises $43 million. TechCrunch
  • Driverless Cars Could Make Transportation Free for Everyone – With a Catch. The Atlantic


  • Trump rail safety oversight in focus after Amtrak crash. Reuters
  • Amtrak Inquiry will Focus on Driver Distraction and Excessive Speed. New York Times
  • Trump: Amtrak crash shows why we need infrastructure plan. The Hill
  • Trucking Industry Worries New Rule Could Raise Costs. Wall Street Journal
  • Nominee’s Withdrawal a Reminder DOT Operating Without Permanent Heads. Bloomberg BNA
  • Trump says ‘at some point’ he might work with Democrats. Washington Post
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