February 4, 2022

February 4, 2022

Top News

  • White House Releases Guidebook for Infrastructure Law. Route Fifty
  • Democrats aiming to pass new government funding bill by Feb. 18 deadline. NBC News
  • OMB nominee says new Biden budget coming in March. Roll Call
  • Smart Cities Dive 2022 Outlook. Smart Cities Dive
  • U.S. Covid fatalities reach highest level in a year as omicron cases subside. CNBC
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Interior weighs fee hike for upcoming public lands drilling auctions. The Hill
  • Black neighborhoods at risk as climate change accelerates flooding. NBC News
  • If the U.S. Wants to Fully Tackle Inflation, It Needs to Tackle Climate Change. Time
  • ML Strategies Energy & Sustainability Washington Update — February 2022. National Law Review
  • Fed nominee Sarah Bloom Raskin wants the Fed to tackle climate change risks. It’s making her a target. Washington Post

Indian Affairs

  • Native Americans feel overlooked in voting rights push. Axios
  • Tribal groups want to boost traditional diets in federal food aid. Roll Call
  • Native American tribes reach $590 million opioid settlement from drug distributors, J&J. USA Today
  • Commanders leaves Native Americans unhappy, for different reasons. Washington Post


  • Starbucks union push spreads to 54 stores in 19 states. NPR
  • Weekly jobless claims total 238,000, fewer than expected. CNBC
  • Biden to sign executive order boosting rights of 200,000 construction workers. Reuters
  • Trump busted an immigration judges union. His holdovers are blocking it again. Washington Post

Taxation & Trade

  • Biden Promised to Confront China. First He Has to Confront America’s Bizarre Trade Politics. Politico Magazine
  • Millions of low-income Americans eligible for tax refund boost this year. CBS News
  • US’s Richest Families Set to Dodge $8.4 Trillion in Taxes Over Next Decades. Truthout
  • What’s in the House’s China competition bill. CNN


  • These local governments are blazing the trail for cryptocurrency adoption. Smart Cities Dive
  • Free Cybersecurity Tools Available to State and Local Governments. Route Fifty
  • U.S. threatens Russia with a chip blockade. Axios
  • EU drafts counteroffensive to China, US on technology rules. Politico

Transportation & Infrastructure 

  • Infrastructure programs on hold until Congress passes budget to fund them. Washington Post
  • As the U.S. doubles down on infrastructure, here’s how to build bridges for people instead of cars. Fast Company
  • ATA Presses Congress for AV Policy Directives. Transport Topics
  • Biden administration urges against U.S. Postal Service plan to spend billions on gas vehicles. CNBC
  • Covid-era Americans are using public transit less and having more car crashes. Guardian

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