January 24, 2020

January 24, 2020

Top News

  • Trump to sign USMCA next Wednesday. The Hill
  • Impeachment Trial Recap: Congress Has The Power, Democrats Argue. NPR
  • 12 Democrats still in U.S. presidential race days before Iowa caucuses. Reuters
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico 

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Trump Administration Cuts Back Federal Protections For Streams And Wetlands. NPR
  • Fighting Wildfire With Fire: New Study Looks at Barriers to ‘Prescribed’ Burns. Route Fifty
  • Trump ups mileage proposal, but it’s well below Obama plan. Associated Press
  • California Moves to Regulate Climate Impact From Uber, Lyft. Bloomberg Environment

Indian Affairs 

  • Rural Montana Had Already Lost Too Many Native Women. Then Selena Disappeared. New York Times
  • Gavin Newsom apologized to Native Americans. Now he’s ready to fund a healing council. The Sacramento Bee
  • The Protect ICWA Campaign urges Federal Appeals Court to affirm Indian Child Welfare Act’s constitutionality following oral arguments in Brackeen v. Bernhardt. Indian Country Today


  • Harvard professors offer sweeping plan to overhaul US labor laws. Boston Globe
  • Agencies Could Ignore Expiring Labor Provisions Under Proposal. Bloomberg Law
  • The number of Californians represented by unions grows as national labor organizing stagnates. LA Times

Taxation & Trade


  • House Committee Criticizes FCC Effort to Open Up 5.9 GHz Spectrum. Heavy Duty Trucking
  • Autonomous vehicles could help cities address their climate goals, if they start planning now. Green Biz
  • Jeff Bezos hack: Amazon boss’s phone ‘hacked by Saudi crown prince.’ The Guardian
  • Making Public Transit Fairer to Women Demands Way More Data. Wired

Transportation & Infrastructure 

  • TriMet celebrates $175 million Division bus project’s beginning; leaders pledge ‘it will pay off.’ Oregonian
  • Key House committee chairman to meet with Mnuchin on infrastructure next week. The Hill
  • An Impact Framework for the New Mobility. Governing
  • Vast Majority of Mayors Believe Their Cities Are Too Car-Oriented, Survey Finds. Route Fifty

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