January 29, 2021

January 29, 2021

Top News

  • Biden poised to wind down executive actions next week to focus on Covid relief. NBC
  • ‘Betrayed’: Republicans urge Biden to change course on stimulus. Politico
  • How McConnell derailed Trump’s impeachment trial before it started. The Hill
  • J&J says its Covid vaccine is 66% effective, but the single shot may fall short against variants. CNBC
  • Senate moves forward with 50-50 power-sharing agreement, tabling filibuster fight. Roll Call
  • State Republican lawmakers eye mail-in voting restrictions in Georgia and other key states. CNN
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Biden signs ‘existential’ executive orders on climate and environment. BBC News
  • West Virginia Sen. Capito, other GOP members enter bill attempting to block Biden energy policies. West Virginia News
  • IN BRIEF: Lawyer who repped Chevron in climate cases among EPA’s new top hires. Reuters
  • Rep. Pete Stauber, some GOP colleagues call on Biden to dump Interior nomination. Star Tribune
  • Only 41 BLM Employees Moved West With Their Jobs. Nearly 300 Left The Bureau Instead. CPR News
  • Energy Nominee Jennifer Granholm Stresses Climate Action And Jobs. NPR

Indian Affairs

  • Biden seeks to bolster consultation with Indian Country. The Hill
  • Biden Reaffirms Tribal Sovereignty. Native News Online
  • A Native American may be taking control of the Cabinet department that has shaped Native American lives. Washington Post
  • Navajo woman chosen to head US Indian Energy. Indian Country Today
  • Dispute over COVID-19 relief for tribal nations spills into Biden administration. Indianz
  • Biden, Harris and Congress: ‘Restore the Mashpee Wampanoag reservation to federal status’. Indian Country Today


  • Cecilia Rouse, Tapped to Be Biden’s Top Economist, Brings Labor-Market Focus. Wall Street Journal
  • Labor Secretary Nominee Walsh is Soft on Union Violence and Corruption. NLPC
  • Changing Administrations, Changing Labor Policies, Part I: What Employers Can Expect From the Biden Administration. National Law Review
  • Mexico City Labor Outsourcing News. Ogletree Deakins
  • Amazon seeks to block workers from voting by mail in landmark union drive. The Guardian

Taxation & Trade

  • Janet Yellen Confirmed By Senate, Making History As First Female Treasury Secretary. NPR
  • What Changes You Could See Under Biden’s Tax Plans. Forbes
  • Biden’s Commerce secretary pick says Section 230 ‘needs some reform’. The Hill
  • 10 State And Local Tax Predictions For 2021. Law 360
  • Why Britain must look beyond the US for trade deals. CNN


  • Global tax on tech giants now ‘highly likely,’ German minister says after Yellen call. CNBC
  • Facebook’s ‘Oversight Board’ overturns 4 cases in first rulings. NBC
  • Republicans, Democrats at odds over social media companies banning Trump. Pew Research Center
  • Congress to hold hearings on the stock market after Reddit GameStop squeeze. The Verge
  • Talent and capital are shifting cybersecurity investors’ focus away from Silicon Valley. Tech Crunch
  • British watchdog probing Uber-Autocab deal over competition concerns. Reuters

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • Why Metrorail is more than just a piece of transportation infrastructure. Washington Post
  • Transformative Infrastructure Plan Emerges on Biden’s Agenda. Transport Topics
  • General Motors Aims To Be Carbon Neutral By 2040. NPR
  • Virginia-based UPS Freight being sold to TFI for $800M. Associated Press
  • Mayors Press Biden’s Transportation Nominee on Direct Funding for Cities. RouteFifty
  • High Speed Rail is Moving Forward in 2021. American Infrastructure
  • Transportation and COVID-19: A State Guide to Policy and Priorities. Reason Foundation

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