January 14, 2022

January 14, 2022

Top News

  • Biden all but concedes defeat on voting, election bills. Associated Press
  • Biden to nominate Sarah Bloom Raskin as vice chair for supervision at Fed; Lisa Cook and Philip Jefferson as governors. CNBC
  • Biden directs surge teams to states hit hardest by omicron. Roll Call
  • Flush With Federal Aid, City Finance Officers Offer Optimistic Outlook. RouteFifty
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Energy Department will recruit 1,000 additional staffers for new corps to tackle the climate crisis. CNN
  • America’s Most Energy Efficient Cities. New York Times
  • White House scientific integrity panel draws its own scrutiny. Axios
  • ESG investors urge regulators to create game plan for climate risk. Roll Call

Indian Affairs

  • Clyde Bellecourt, co-founder of the American Indian Movement, dies of cancer at 85. NPR
  • School employee stole 3,000 Apple iPods earmarked for Native American kids. The Verge
  • Native American Advocates Discuss Barriers To Broadband Before Senate. Nextgov
  • Indigenous news outlets, nonprofits drive deeper coverage. The Seattle Times


  • Supreme Court blocks vaccine mandate for large businesses, allows it for health care workers. Yahoo Finance
  • New York Professors File Civil Rights Suit Over Union Membership. Bloomberg Law
  • SCOTUS will review Wash. workers’ comp law for federal contractors. Reuters
  • Covid Spousal Death Case Threatens Workers’ Compensation Defense. Bloomberg

Taxation & Trade

  • India to allow in imports of U.S. pork and products, U.S. officials say. Reuters
  • Here’s how rising inflation may affect your 2021 tax bill. CNBC
  • Truckers Fret Over Pending Covid-19 Vaccine Rules at U.S.-Canada Border. Wall Street Journal
  • Holiday retail sales hit record despite omicron surge, inflation. The Hill


  • Tech giants play the blame game. Axios
  • Jan. 6 panel subpoenas Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and YouTube. The Hill
  • YouTube is major conduit of fake news, factcheckers say. The Guardian
  • Top Public Sector Cybersecurity Threat No Longer is Employees. Route Fifty

Transportation & Infrastructure 

  • Biden to tout new bridge program at infrastructure law’s 60-day mark. The Hill
  • Lyft, Bird execs say subsidies, infrastructure crucial to expanding micromobility. Smart Cities Dive
  • Senate votes to confirm Amit Bose as FRA administrator. Mass Transit
  • How U.S. Infrastructure Plans Shrank in Ambition. Bloomberg CityLab
  • Are Venmo and PayPal the Future of Turnpike Tolling?  RouteFifty

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