January 19, 2018

January 19, 2018

Top Political News

  • Showdown Vote in Senate on Friday With Government Shutdown at Stake. New York Times
  • The senators whose votes will determine whether the government shuts down. Washington Post
  • Open Or Closed? Here’s What Happens In A Partial Government Shutdown. National Public Radio
  • Supreme Court to rule on Trump’s powers to ban foreign travelers. Washington Post
  • The Trump Presidency: Year One. The Hill
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

Indian Affairs

  • Native American veterans will be honored with memorial on National Mall. Washington Post
  • Legislation Exempting Tribes From The National Labor Relations Act Passes House. National Law Review


  • Labor Board Shakeup Could Centralize Control Over Cases. Bloomberg
  • Right-to-Work Blossoms in Blue States. Forbes
  • Democratic Senators Unhappy With Labor Board Counsel’s Answers. Bloomberg

Taxation, Trade, & Defense

  • G.M. Chief Cautions Trump Administration on Upending Nafta. New York Times
  • NAFTA talks seen ending happily, despite growls from Trump. Reuters
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce to push Trump, Congress to raise the gas tax to fund infrastructure. Washington Post
  • Tax Overhaul Is a Blow to Affordable Housing Efforts. New York Times


  • Apps, autonomy and ownership: Three ways driving is changing in 2018. Washington Post
  • Bipartisan group of senators call on Trump to fund broadband in infrastructure plan. The Hill
  • Senate Democrats Push for a Net Neutrality Vote. Do They Have a Chance? New York Times
  • Oregon sues FCC to stop rollback of net neutrality. Portland Business Journal


  • Norfolk Southern pushing for ‘more stable’ rail service in 2018: CEO. Reuters
  • Texas Central unveils bullet train station details. Progressive Railroading
  • White House can’t guarantee infrastructure plan by SOTU. CNN
  • House bill would require train-stopping technology, following Washington Amtrak derailment. Seattle Times
  • Amtrak Gives Oregon, Washington Timetable For Activating PTC. Oregon Public Broadcasting
  • Do Congressional Earmarks Better Prioritize the Projects State and Localities Need? Route Fifty
  • State DOTS, regulators and railroads collaborate on grade crossing upgrades, closures. Progressive Railroading
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