February 5, 2021

February 5, 2021

Top News

  • Senate Democrats approve budget resolution, teeing up coronavirus bill. The Hill
  • Schumer and McConnell agree to organizing resolution for 50-50 Senate. Politico
  • Marjorie Taylor Greene: US House votes to strip Republican of key posts. BBC
  • Voters sound off at town hall on Republican who voted to impeach Trump. NBC
  • If you’ve had Covid-19, here’s what you should know about vaccines, variants and more. CNN
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • U.N. chief names Michael Bloomberg climate envoy to rally action. Reuters
  • Senate committee advances Granholm nomination to lead Energy | EPA nominee Regan pledges ‘urgency’ on climate change at confirmation hearing | Omar calls on Biden to block pipeline being built in Minnesota. The Hill
  • A Consensus Builder for E.P.A. When Some Want a Fighter. New York Times
  • National Green Bank Bill Targets $100B for Business Sectors Key to Biden’s Climate Agenda. Greentech Media
  • This popular and proven climate policy should be at the top of Congress’s to-do list. Vox

Indian Affairs

  • ‘End racism,’ the NFL implored. So what about that Chiefs’ name? Washington Post
  • Protecting Cherokee rights while moving forward together at the Oklahoma Legislature. Indianz
  • The fight for an equitable energy economy for the Navajo Nation.  High Country News
  • Using New Markets Tax Credits to Build a Home for Healing for the Coquille Indian Tribe. Stanford Social Innovation Review
  • Native women land prominent roles on key Congressional committee. Indianz


  • Minimum wage push sparks Democratic divisions. The Hill
  • Amazon loses effort to halt Alabama union drive, voting begins next week. CNBC
  • American labor movement looks to Oregon women for new leader, solidarity. The Oregonian
  • US economy adds 49,000 jobs in January — a grim sign for the jobs recovery. CNN
  • Employment Law Now V-89- New OSHA Guidance on Covid-19. JD Supra

Taxation & Trade

  • Biden Reinstates Aluminum Tariffs in One of His First Trade Moves. New York Times
  • Amazon’s U.S. Tax Costs Jumped in 2020. It Likely Would Pay Even More Under Biden Plan. Wall Street Journal
  • Biden Plan To Expand Child Tax Credit Could Help Lift Millions Of Kids Out Of Poverty. NPR
  • Everyone should file taxes this year due to Covid. It could get you more financial relief. CNBC
  • South Korea’s Trade Minister Drops Bid to Become WTO Chief. US News


  • Klobuchar introduces sweeping antitrust reform bill. Axios
  • ‘A kiss of death’: Top GOP tech critics are personae non gratae after election challenge. Politico
  • Texas court considers hearing on changing venue of Google antitrust case. Reuters
  • Biden’s FCC must attend to cybersecurity, 5G development, and data-gathering issues that Trump’s FCC ignored. The Brookings Institution
  • Joe Manchin’s bid to pierce tech’s shield. Axios
  • GameStop mania may not have been the retail trader rebellion it was perceived to be, data shows. CNBC

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • Contactless Transit Fares Get a Pandemic Boost. Bloomberg CityLab
  • Transit agencies brace for vaccination push amid murky guidance. Smart Cities Dive
  • What’s Next for Public Transportation? Three Steps to Get Back on Track. Mass Transit
  • Buttigieg: Talks ongoing on additional U.S. transportation sector assistance. Reuters
  • Face mask mandate for transit goes into effect late Feb. 1. Mass Transit
  • Transportation & Infrastructure: What to Expect from the Biden Administration & 117th Congress. National Law Review
  • DeFazio to Transportation Workers: Help Is on the Way. Transport Topics

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