February 8, 2019

February 8, 2019

Top Political News

  • Trump to Begin Releasing Fiscal 2020 Budget Plan on March 11. Wall Street Journal
  • Lawmakers say they’re closing in on border deal to prevent shutdown. The Hill
  • Trump’s attorney general nominee clears Senate Judiciary Committee. Politico
  • Acting U.S. attorney general says has not discussed Russia probe with Trump. Reuters
  • Former Rep. John Dingell, Longest-Serving Member Of Congress, Dies At 92. NPR
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy, Natural Resources, and Agriculture

  • Trump Chooses David Bernhardt, a Former Oil Lobbyist, to Head the Interior Dept. New York Times
  • Despite Few Details And Much Doubt, The Green New Deal Generates Enthusiasm. NPR
  • Governors Request More Federal Support for Climate and Emissions Efforts. Route Fifty
  • Trump: We cannot continue to spend ‘billions’ on ‘preventable’ forest fires. The Hill

Indian Affairs

  • Native American communities worry about long-term effects from shutdown, new bill seeks to protect them. ABC News
  • Indian Affairs Committee Passes Three Bills For Indian Country. Senate Indian Affairs Committee
  • Join Indian Country Today’s coverage of the State of Indian Nations on Feb. 11. Indian Country Today


Taxation, Trade, & Defense

  • Trump’s ‘Opportunity Zones’ Tax Break Under Assault in New York. Bloomberg
  • Trump Will Not Meet President Xi Jinping of China Before Trade Deal Deadline. New York Times
  • Trump Loves the New Nafta. Congress Doesn’t. New York Times


  • White House poised to take action on AI, 5G. The Hill
  • Lyft’s ‘Green Mode’ will allow riders to opt for hybrid or electric vehicles. Washington Post
  • Study: Self-driving cars could increase urban congestion. Smart Cities Dive
  • E-Scooter Ride-Share Industry Leaves Injuries and Angered Cities in its Path. Consumer Reports
  • Ready or Not, Here Comes the Micromobility Revolution. CityLab


  • Trump Short on Infrastructure Details in State of the Union. Route Fifty
  • Coalition urges Congress to pass bipartisan infrastructure bill. The Hill
  • Infrastructure Stakeholders to Congress: Fix the Highway Trust Fund. Transport Topics
  • T&I hearing highlights cost of neglecting infrastructure investments. Progressive Railroading
  • State, Local Leaders Urge Congress to Act on Infrastructure Plan. Governing
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