December 3, 2021

December 3, 2021

Top News

  • The Supreme Court’s abortion showdown arrives. Axios
  • Hiring slowed sharply in November, even before omicron, with 210,000 jobs added. NPR
  • Congress Approves Spending Bill, Averting Government Shutdown. New York Times
  • Harris and Buttigieg team up to pitch infrastructure. Roll Call
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Democrats push tax credits to bolster clean energy. The Hill
  • Electric car prices could go up before they come down. Axios
  • Key U.S. Business Lobby Likes Biden’s Climate Plan, Rejects Tax Hikes. Bloomberg
  • Democrats wrangle to keep climate priorities in spending bill. The Hill

Indian Affairs

  • Native American tribes are gathering in Plymouth to mourn on Thanksgiving. NPR
  • Joanne Shenandoah, Leading Native American Musician, Dies at 64. New York Times
  • Two American Indian tribes in Delaware get help in buying back their ancestral homelands. Washington Post
  • Impeding the free press for Native Americans. Editor and Publisher


  • Amazon must redo Bessemer union election, orders labor board official. The Verge
  • UAW direct election issue wins support of workers, federal monitor projects. Detroit News
  • Judge Halts Biden’s Covid Vaccine Mandate For Healthcare Workers Nationwide. Forbes
  • Biden to Tie Manager Pay to Spending at Black-Owned Businesses. Bloomberg Law

Taxation & Trade

  • U.S. trade chief to keep pushing on vaccine IP, WTO reform after meeting delay. Reuters
  • Revenue Squeeze Pushes Cities, Counties to Get Creative on Taxes. Bloomberg Law
  • China Set to Create New State-Owned Rare-Earths Giant. Wall Street Journal
  • Here’s how Omicron could make the supply chain mess worse. CNN


  • Quantum computing would get boost in Senate defense bill. Roll Call
  • Dems to target Section 230 in Haugen hearing. The Hill
  • Nvidia’s Plan to Dominate Chip Design Stymied by Antitrust Angst. Bloomberg
  • Federal watchdog warns security of US infrastructure ‘in jeopardy’ without action. The Hill

Transportation & Infrastructure 

  • State DOTs Explore Roadway Charging to Support Electric-Powered Vehicles. Transport Topics
  • Biden touts infrastructure bill in Minnesota swing district. The Hill
  • Peter DeFazio is the latest House Democrat to announce plans not to seek reelection. CNN
  • TSA issues directives to rail sector to strengthen cybersecurity. The Hill

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