December 6, 2019

December 6, 2019

Top News

  • Pelosi Says House Will Draft Impeachment Charges Against Trump. New York Times
  • Appropriators seek to wrap up talks this weekend. Roll Call
  • Trump administration moves to remove 700,000 people from food stamps. Reuters
  • Kamala Harris ends White House bid, citing lack of funding. Associated Press
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy, Natural Resources, & Agriculture

  • Senate confirms Brouillette, former Ford lobbyist, as energy secretary. Reuters
  • Hemp Industry Is Cleared to Do Business With Banks. New York Times
  • Trump Administration Accused Of Ignoring Public Input Through Its Revamp Of Lands Councils. Oregon Public Broadcasting
  • Will Buffalo Become a Climate Change Haven? CityLab

Indian Affairs 

  • Inslee Appoints First Native American To Washington Supreme Court. Oregon Public Broadcasting
  • How ‘Indian Relocation’ Created a Public Health Crisis. CityLab
  • Belated bill to help solve indigenous cold cases gains steam. Associated Press


  • Employer Groups Want Harmony Among ‘Joint Employer’ Rules. Bloomberg Law
  • Labor market picked up steam in November as U.S. economy added 266,000 jobs and jobless rate fell to 3.5 percent. Washington Post
  • California government union says it might sue Newsom administration over late raises. Sacremento Bee

Taxation & Trade

  • U.S.-China trade talks are ‘on track’: Mnuchin. Reuters
  • Pelosi pushes to keep tech’s legal shield out of trade agreement with Mexico and Canada. CNBC
  • Trump Is Pushing Protectionism. But Polls Show Americans Embracing Trade. New York Times
  • Trump’s Tax Cuts Push U.S. Burden Lower in World. Wall Street Journal


  • The Case for Portland-to-Vancouver High-Speed Rail. CityLab
  • Uber Says 3,045 Sexual Assaults Were Reported in U.S. Rides Last Year. New York Times
  • FCC announces $9B fund for rural 5G deployment. SmartCitiesDive
  • When Cities Don’t Accept Cash For Public Services. Route Fifty

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • Transportation Department cements Trump administration’s deregulatory policies with a ‘rule on rules.’ Washington Post
  • To fix our infrastructure, Washington needs to start from scratch. Brookings
  • Transportation Construction Market Will Grow in 2020, ARTBA Forecasts. Transport Topics

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