February 9, 2018

February 9, 2018

Top Political News

  • Trump Signs Budget Deal to Raise Spending and Reopen Government. New York Times
  • 12 of the most important things in Congress’s massive spending deal. Washington Post
  • Pelosi Held House Floor in Advocacy of ‘Dreamers’ for More Than 8 Hours. New York Times
  • McConnell tees up immigration debate. The Hill 
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Trump administration plan would roll back environmental reviews covering use of public lands. Washington Post
  • Trump Applies Obama-Era Flood Aid Rules He Axed Six Months Ago. Bloomberg
  • Governors say Interior Department shift didn’t include them. Associated Press
  • Pruitt wants to ‘eradicate lead.’ Is that possible? E&E
  • Oregon lawmakers begin hearings on carbon cap and pricing plan. Oregonian

Indian Affairs

  • Montana’s U.S. attorney to advise Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Native American issues. Associated Press
  • Native American women go missing at shocking rates; these women want to change that. Inlander
  • Native church’s lawsuit spurs training for airport screeners.
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  • Labor Unions to Take Party Over Ideology in Midterm Elections. Bloomberg BNA
  • Franchise Industry’s Top Attorney Takes Labor Dept. Post. Bloomberg BNA
  • Brown leads creation of pension-crisis committee. The Hill

Taxation, Trade, & Defense

  • Canada PM says no NAFTA deal might be better for us than a bad one. Reuters
  • U.S.-China Trade Deficit Hits Record, Fueling Trade Fight. New York Times
  • Trump tax cuts trickle across America, bringing glee and skepticism. Reuters


  • Elon Musk expects to do coast-to-coast autonomous Tesla drive in 3 to 6 months. TechCrunch
  • Smart Technology Must Be Part of the U.S. Infrastructure Discussion, Too. Route Fifty
  • What’s Holding Driverless Cars Back? It’s Not Tech. It’s People, Says Michigan Governor. Governing
  • Falcon Heavy, in a Roar of Thunder, Carries SpaceX’s Ambition Into Orbit. New York Times


  • Northwest Mall could gain new life as terminal for Houston-Dallas bullet train. Houston Chronicle 
  • Trucking Companies Ordered Most Big Rigs In 12 Years. Wall Street Journal
  • Rail Industry Says Key Safety Technology Not Due Until 2020. Associated Press
  • Trump Set to Release ‘Principles’ for His Infrastructure Plan on Monday. Route Fifty
  • Dems call for $1 trillion federal investment in infrastructure. The Hill
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