January 22, 2021

January 22, 2021

Top News

  • Biden lays out COVID-19 strategy on first full day in office. CBS News
  • Senate to receive Trump impeachment article Monday, Senate trial could begin next week. NBC News
  • Senate confirms Lloyd Austin, making him the nation’s first Black defense secretary. USA Today
  • Liaisons to Each State, Full National Guard Reimbursement Are Part of Biden’s Virus Response Plan. Route Fifty
  • A Covid-19 peak? Variants muddy forecasts for coming months. NBC News
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Group of GOP senators seeks to block Biden moves on Paris, Keystone. The Hill
  • Biden Moves To Have U.S. Rejoin Climate Accord. NPR
  • Biden halts new oil, gas and coal leases on federal lands and waters. Los Angeles Times
  • EPA Welcomes Members of the Biden-Harris Leadership Team. EPA
  • Elon Musk to offer $100 million prize for ‘best’ carbon capture tech. Reuters

Indian Affairs

  • ‘Your Land’? Some Native Americans question inaugural song. ABC News
  • ‘No more broken treaties’: indigenous leaders urge Biden to shut down Dakota Access pipeline. The Guardian
  • Inter-Tribal Council supports confirmation of Deb Haaland as Secretary of Interior. Tahlequah Daily Press
  • Top Official at Indian Health Service Will Step Down. New York Times
  • Georgene Louis Hopes to Continue Deb Haaland’s Legacy in Congress. Native News Online


  • Executive Order on Protecting Worker Health and Safety. The White House
  • Leadership Team. USDOL
  • Biden Tells OSHA to Issue New Covid-19 Guidance to Employers. New York Times
  • Labor Reform: What to Expect From a Biden Administration With Democratic Control of Congress. National Law Review
  • Almost 3 million people fell off the unemployment benefits cliff. CNBC
  • Pressures on U.S. Manufacturers with Mexico Operations, Supply Chains to Comply with New Labor Laws. National Law Review

Taxation & Trade

  • Factbox: Yellen describes planned tax hikes, OECD negotiations, carbon pricing. Reuters
  • A Biden Tax-Hike Break for Small Businesses. Wall Street Journal
  • I.R.S. Pushes Back Start of Tax Filing Season. New York Times
  • As Biden takes office, China again calls for relations with the U.S. to ‘return to the right track’. CNBC
  • Domestic Investment Needed Before New Trade Deals: U.S. Treasury Pick Yellen. U.S. News


  • Biden picks Jessica Rosenworcel as acting FCC chief. NBC News
  • Pressure rises on Biden to shut tech out. Politico
  • Big Tech rejoiced over Biden’s Inauguration Day promises on immigration and climate change — but Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk were notably silent. Business Insider
  • Google disputes Texas’ suit claiming unfair advertising sales practices. Reuters
  • Trump’s pardon blitz keeps ex-Google exec out of prison. Associated Press
  • Facebook’s ‘supreme court’ will review Trump suspension. Politico

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • Buttigieg cites gas tax hike at hearing, but aide walks it back. Roll Call
  • Biden orders masks to be worn on airplanes, trains, and public transportation. The Verge
  • Transportation secretary Pollack leaving for Federal Highway Administration post. Boston25 News
  • Buttigieg Emphasizes He’ll Bring Local Perspective to Top Transportation Job. Route Fifty
  • U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Biden Appointees Ready to Work on Behalf of the American People. USDOT
  • Metro launches pilot program to test new air filtration system in subway cars. Washington Post

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