January 21, 2022

January 21, 2022

Top News

  • Senate Democrats fail to advance voting rights legislation and changes to filibuster. USA Today
  • Lessons From the Winning Cities in the Global Mayors Challenge. Bloomberg CityLab
  • Acknowledging hurdles, Biden ready to split up budget package. Roll Call
  • Infrastructure Update: $6B Federal Bridge Funding Boost Arrives for Small Localities. RouteFifty
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Biden administration unveils plan for addressing wildfires. The Hill
  • Splitting up Biden’s Build Back Better package could save Dems’ climate agenda. Axios
  • EPA Must Strengthen PFAS Reporting Requirements, Lawsuit Says. Bloomberg
  • Manchin: Biden spending plan talks would start ‘from scratch’ The Hill

Indian Affairs

  • Native Americans want to ditch the name Squaw Valley. A county supervisor says context matters. Los Angeles Times
  • Chan, Zuckerberg fighting Native American vaccine hesitancy. Associated Press
  • Mortgages boom for American Indians, but national share declines. Tribal Business News
  • Repatriation Delays A Matter of Priorities, Not Funding, Experts Say. Native News


  • Carhartt blowback shows the tightrope companies face over vaccine mandate decisions. NPR
  • The business case for union busting is eroding. Forbes
  • Starbucks Union Campaign Spreads Online Beyond Buffalo. Wall Street Journal
  • Burned Out Health-Care Workers Get $103 Million Boost From HHS. Bloomberg Law

Taxation & Trade

  • U.S., UK launch talks to resolve steel, aluminum dispute; U.S. producers wary. Reuters
  • White House forms council to oversee ‘Made in America’ push. The Hill
  • ‘No SALT, No Deal’ as Some Democrats Demand Higher Cap in Biden Bill. Bloomberg
  • With U.S. focused on defense, China’s trade and infrastructure sweep Southeast Asia. NPR


  • Can AI-powered Congestion Pricing Improve Transportation Equity? RouteFifty
  • Big Tech lobbies hard against looming antitrust bill. Axios
  • FTC Chair Lina Khan says agency won’t back down in the face of intimidation from Big Tech. CNBC
  • Intel to Invest at Least $20 Billion in Ohio Chip-Making Facility. Wall Street Journal

Transportation & Infrastructure 

  • White House urges states to name infrastructure coordinators. Smart Cities Dive
  • AT&T, Verizon delay launching 5G near some airports after airlines ask Biden to intervene. CNN
  • The Difficult Push to Build More Housing Near Transit. RouteFifty
  • FTA awards 36 Tribal governments $10.3 million in grants. Mass Transit

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