February 18, 2022

February 18, 2022

Top News

  • Senate passes stopgap bill to avert shutdown ahead of Friday deadline. CNN
  • Senate Democrats plot March legislative push on inflation. Roll Call
  • Local leaders offer incentives to boost public engagement in city planning. Smart Cities Dive
  • U.S. Officials Warn of Imminent Russian Invasion of Ukraine With Tanks, Jet Fighters, Cyberattacks. Wall Street Journal
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • EPA Chief Pledges to Get Dollars to Left Out Communities. Route Fifty
  • Biden to reverse Trump-era California auto emissions rollback. Axios
  • Cassidy places hold on EPA nominees over carbon capture project approval delay. The Hill
  • New Gas Pipelines Draw Fresh Scrutiny by Energy Regulators. Bloomberg
  • America’s Power Grid Is Increasingly Unreliable. Wall Street Journal

Indian Affairs

  • In Fresno County, Native groups take on meaning of ‘Squaw’ and ‘Warrior’. PBS
  • The first Native American in the Winter Olympics hid his identity to stay safe. Washington Post
  • Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to Hold Hearing on 4 Legislative Bills. Native News Online
  • 2 Native ag leaders appointed to new USDA Equity Commission. Tribal Business News


  • US Amazon warehouse workers prepare for historic union vote. Guardian
  • Young workers give unions new hope. ABC News
  • Today’s Unions Have a Fighting Chance Against Corporate America? New York Times Magazine
  • U.S. Soccer Paid $9.2 Million to Firm Fighting Pay Bias Suit. Bloomberg

Taxation & Trade

  • China promised Trump a better deal for America; it didn’t actually deliver. NPR
  • How the U.S. tax code disadvantages Black Americans. CBS News
  • Child poverty spiked by 41 percent in January after Biden benefit program expired, study finds. Washington Post
  • EU launches WTO dispute against China over telecom patents. Reuters


  • Cybersecurity Primer for Local Leaders. Route Fifty
  • The Senate’s big online safety bill for kids is finally here. Protocol
  • Proposal for federal tech policy focuses on privacy, security. Tech Target
  • FBI to form new cryptocurrency unit. The Hill

Transportation & Infrastructure 

  • Trump-nominated FAA administrator to resign at end of March. The Hill
  • Some Lawmakers Want to Halt Gas Tax Amid High Inflation. Others See a Gimmick. Wall Street Journal
  • Two years out, transportation leaders reflect on pandemic changes. Smart Cities Dive
  • How Billions in Infrastructure Funding Could Worsen Global Warming. New York Times

Sign up for the Weekly Trek

No Comments

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.