January 4, 2019

January 4, 2019

Top Political News

  • Nancy Pelosi Elected Speaker as Democrats Take Control of House. New York Times
  • House Passes Spending Package in Bid to End Shutdown. Wall Street Journal
  • Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts to retire in 2020. Politico
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy, Natural Resources, and Agriculture 

  • Novel international greenhouse gas commitment goes into effect. The Hill
  • Kevin McIntyre, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission chairman, dies at 58. Washington Post
  • Zinke’s Handwritten Resignation Note: A Bear To Read, A Bone To Critics. NPR
  • House energy panel to dedicate first hearing to climate change. The Hill

Indian Affairs

  • Shutdown Leaves Food, Medicine and Pay in Doubt in Indian Country. New York Times
  • U.S. to Investigate Discrimination Against Native American Students on Montana Reservation. ProPublica
  • Meeting Set for Toppenish to Address Missing Native Women. Associated Press


  • Unionized Employers: NLRB Removes Key Hurdles for Deferring ULP Charges to Arbitration (US). National Law Review
  • U.S. Government Bond Prices Fall After Strong Labor Report. Wall Street Journal
  • Federal Workforce’s Largest Union Sues Over Unpaid Labor During Shutdown. GovExec

Taxation, Trade, & Defense

  • Whiskey sour: U.S. craft distillers say Trump trade war with Europe is killing export plans. Washington Post
  • One Year Later, Benefits From Corporate Tax Cut Seem Muted. Wall Street Journal
  • December Jobs Report Highlights U.S. Economy’s Strength Amid Market Tumult. New York Times
  • Bipartisan bill unveiled in Senate to stop China tech threats. Reuters


  • GM, DoorDash to Test Autonomous Food Deliveries. Wall Street Journal
  • Devices That Will Invade Your Life in 2019 (and What’s Overhyped). New York Times
  • 2018 Was The Year Of The Scooter. What Happens Now? Wired


  • Trump, Congress Eye Possibility of Infrastructure Bill in 2019. Transport Topics
  • Shutdown Struggles Loom for Localities in Need of Infrastructure, Affordable Housing Funding. Route Fifty
  • USDOT: Four railroads fully met PTC implementation deadline. Progressive Railroading
  • Trump taps fuel economy negotiator for highway agency. E&E News
  • Why the West Coast Is Suddenly Beating the East Coast on Transportation. New York Times
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