January 18, 2019

January 18, 2019

Top Political News

  • Trump dismisses BuzzFeed report, accuses Cohen of trying to reduce sentence. Politico
  • William Barr Vows to Let Mueller Finish Investigation. New York Times
  • Trump Postpones Pelosi Trip To War Zone After She Postpones State Of The Union. NPR
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy, Natural Resources, and Agriculture

  • Republicans Praise, Democrats Grill Andrew Wheeler In EPA Chief Confirmation Hearing. NPR
  • Wildfire Prevention Stalled by Shutdown During Crucial Time. Bloomberg Environment
  • Federal Work at Superfund Sites Suspended During Shutdown. Associated Press
  • Former Fed Leaders, Economists Rally Around Carbon Tax. Wall Street Journal

Indian Affairs

  • Congressional hearing looks at the impact of shutdown on Indian Country. Indian Country Today
  • Federal Government Administers Many Tribal Nation Services: So What Now? CityLab
  • Can Congress Void a Tribal Treaty Without Telling Anyone? The Atlantic


  • ‘Joint Employer’ Plan on Track Despite Court Ruling, NLRB Says. Bloomberg Law
  • Democratic governors seek unemployment benefits for shutdown workers. Politico
  • Not Just L.A.: Where Teachers Might Strike in 2019. Governing
  • Labor Secretary Calls for Overhaul of Low-Skill Immigration System. Wall Street Journal

Taxation, Trade, & Defense

  • Real Estate Investors See Riches in a Tax Break Meant to Help the Poor. Bloomberg
  • U.S. Debates Lifting China Tariffs to Hasten Trade Deal, Calm Markets. Wall Street Journal
  • Theresa May Survives No-Confidence Vote in British Parliament. New York Times


  • Driverless Cars Tap the Brakes After Years of Hype. Wall Street Journal
  • Portland riders say they’re skipping cars, thanks to electric scooters. The Verge
  • Gov. Jared Polis signs executive order to support transition to electric vehicles. Greeley Tribune
  • Uber Has Bigger Problems to Worry About Than the Shutdown. Bloomberg Businessweek


  • Exclusive: Trump meets with Cabinet officials to revive infrastructure push – sources. Reuters
  • State DOT Leaders Urge Federal Action on Long-Term Infrastructure Funding. Transportation Topics
  • A Regional Push to Clean Up Cars, Trucks and Mass Transit. Pew Stateline
  • White House renames rail nominees. Railway Age
  • Full House T&I Membership Named for 116th Congress. Eno Transportation Weekly
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