January 15, 2021

January 15, 2021

Top News

  • What’s in Biden’s $1.9 trillion emergency coronavirus plan. Washington Post
  • Biden Calls for $350 Billion in State and Local Aid as Part of Massive Stimulus. RouteFifty
  • Trump Impeached for Inciting Insurrection. New York Times
  • Justice Department will review its Capitol riot preparation and response. NBC
  • United States sets record for most Covid-19 deaths reported in one day. CNN
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Covid-19 Took a Bite From U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions in 2020. New York Times
  • Anticipated Renewable Energy and Environmental Policy Changes in the New Administration. National Law Review
  • The Weekly Planet: What 2020’s Bizarre Economy Taught Us About Climate Change. The Atlantic
  • Biden’s focus on climate change could turn up the pressure on China’s mega infrastructure program. CNBC
  • Joe Biden’s Huge Stimulus Plans Face Joe Manchin Hurdle in Senate. Newsweek

Indian Affairs

  • Tribal Elders Are Dying From the Pandemic, Causing a Cultural Crisis for American Indians. New York Times
  • Supreme Court to review whether or not Mnuchin failed to distribute COVID relief to Native Americans swiftly enough. Fortune
  • Native American tribes receive COVID-19 vaccines, and health officials work to ease fears about taking it. USA Today
  • Carrie Dann, Native American land rights activist, dies. Washington Post
  • U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Shoshone-Bannock Tribe. Native News Online


  • Labor Chief Nominee Walsh Begins Prep as Names Emerge for No. 2. Bloomberg Law
  • COVID-19, renewed benefits boost U.S. weekly jobless claims. Reuters
  • ACLU workers are forming a union, the latest in a wave of nonprofit staffs to organize. Washington Post
  • U.S. Bans Xinjiang Cotton Products, Tomatoes Over Forced Labor. Bloomberg
  • U.S. Department of Labor Finalizes New Rule Setting Forth Test to Assess Employment Versus Contractor Status; But Will It Survive Under the Biden Administration? National Law Review

Taxation & Trade

  • Biden Trade Policy to Center on Workers, USTR Nominee Says. Wall Street Journal
  • The Business Rules the Trump Administration Is Racing to Finish. New York Times
  • How China Won Trump’s Trade War and Got Americans to Foot the Bill. Bloomberg
  • Sanders to wield gavel as gatekeeper for key Biden proposals. The Hill


  • Facebook says it’s now removing content containing the phrase ‘Stop the Steal.’ The Hill
  • Google to pause political ads again ahead of Biden inauguration. CNBC
  • White House establishes national artificial intelligence office. The Hill
  • Biden Twitter account ‘starts from zero’ with no Trump followers. BBC
  • Microsoft, Salesforce, and Oracle are working on digital vaccination records. The Verge

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • New President, Congress to Find Bipartisanship With Infrastructure, Lawmakers Say. Transport Topics
  • Infrastructure gap reaches $5.6 trillion: Trade group. The Hill
  • U.S. transport, education secretaries quit in staff exodus after Capitol violence. Reuters
  • ‘No Excuse for Failure’ on Infrastructure Policy, US Chamber Leader Says. Transport Topics
  • U.S. exempts self-driving vehicles from some crash standards. Reuters

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