January 31, 2020

January 31, 2020

Top News

  • Republicans Ready For Likely Acquittal In Trump Impeachment Trial. NPR
  • Why the Iowa Caucuses Are So Important. New York Times
  • Trump team plans a non-impeachment State of the Union. Politico
  • John Delaney drops out of 2020 presidential race. Axios
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Senators Say Door Still Open for Energy Bills After Impeachment. Bloomberg Environment
  • House Democrats’ climate bill aims to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Axios
  • E.P.A. Is Letting Cities Dump More Raw Sewage Into Rivers for Years to Come. New York Times

Indian Affairs


  • House Readies for Vote Next Week on Bill to Rework Labor Laws. Bloomberg Law
  • To fight new employment law, Uber pits California drivers against each other. Washington Post
  • Biden Push for Labor Support Is Burdened by Obama-Era Baggage. New York Times
  • Key findings on gains made by women amid a rising demand for skilled workers. Pew Research Center

Taxation & Trade

  • USMCA: The Deal’s Been Signed, but the Debate Continues. Wall Street Journal
  • Federal deficit to top $1 trillion under Trump. Politico
  • Coronavirus Outbreak Tests World’s Dependence on China. New York Times
  • Brexit day: Britain quits EU, steps into transition twilight zone. Reuters


  • Lyft Plans Job Cuts as Part of Restructuring. New York Times
  • Scooters, Other Forms of Micromobility Are Here to Stay. Government Technology
  • Lack of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations a Growing Concern. Governing
  • Self-driving company Waymo teams up with UPS for package delivery. TechCrunch

Transportation & Infrastructure 

  • House Democrats Unveil New $760 Billion Infrastructure Plan. Route Fifty
  • Chairman: Democrats won’t propose infrastructure funding source without White House agreement. The Hill
  • Ways & Means Hearing Tackles Transportation Funding Issues. AASHTO Journal
  • Senator, USDOT Officials Highlight Rural Transportation Needs. Transport Topics

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