January 28, 2022

January 28, 2022

Top News

  • U.S. economy grew 5.7 percent in 2021 in rebound from 2020 recession. Politico
  • Justice Stephen Breyer to Retire From Supreme Court. Wall Street Journal
  • In Standoff With Putin, Biden Makes Sure European Allies Are With Him. New York Times
  • Covid-19 hospitalizations are dropping in the Northeast. In other parts of the country, they’re rising. CNN
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Justice for PFAS exposure races a ticking clock. The Hill
  • U.S. in talks with energy producers to supply Europe if Russia invades Ukraine. Reuters
  • Biden outpaces Trump in issuing drilling permits on public lands. Washington Post
  • Resiliency remains key as electric sector becomes ‘tip of the spear’ for decarbonization, trade group leaders say. Smart Cities Dive
  • In wildfire ‘pivot,’ experts question federal focus. Roll Call

Indian Affairs

  • Native American tribe’s eviction plan raises civil rights concerns. Should US government intervene? USA Today
  • FHWA announces funding to re-establish tribal technical assistance program centers. Roads and Bridges
  • Native Women Running creates community via representation. Tribal Business News
  • California redwood forest returned to Native American tribes. ABC News


  • N.Y. Mask Policy Remains in Effect After Judge Issues Stay. New York Times
  • Employers Tackle Moving Targets of Covid-19 Safety, Health Rules. Bloomberg Law
  • Paid Leave Falls Apart as Omicron Keeps Sick Americans From Work. Bloomberg
  • Unions have enthusiasm, media spotlight. But membership numbers lag. NPR

Taxation & Trade

  • SALT change likely to be cut from bill, say Senate Democrats. The Hill
  • USTR says policy review to seek gaps in fighting forced labor. Reuters
  • The expanded child tax credit briefly slashed child poverty. Here’s what else it did. NPR
  • House competition bill includes more trade aid for workers. Roll Call
  • Rettig Counters GOP Resistance to IRS Budget Boost. Bloomberg Law


  • White House Expands Effort to Secure Water Systems Against Cyberattacks. RouteFifty
  • Crypto advocates blast House China bill for ransomware proposal. Politico
  • Frogs Regrow Missing Limbs in Lab Study, Advancing Key Effort of Regenerative Medicine. Wall Street Journal
  • More States Enacting Potentially Conflicting Data Privacy Laws. RouteFifty

Transportation & Infrastructure 

  • U.S. government opens $1.5 billion infrastructure grant program. Reuters
  • Trucks Are Clogging America’s Roads, Delivering Goods and Tearing up Yards. Wall Street Journal
  • Transportation Dept. Outlines Plan to Address Rising Traffic Deaths. New York Times
  • Pittsburgh bridge collapses hours before Biden visit. Axios
  • GM’s $7 billion investment intensifies EV battle with Ford, Tesla. Reuters

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