January 7, 2022

January 7, 2022

Top News

  • Top Democrats call for voting rights legislation on Jan. 6 anniversary. Axios
  • CDC chief says U.S. COVID cases likely have not yet peaked. Reuters
  • U.S. economy added just 199,000 jobs in December, before labor market confronted omicron surge. Washington Post
  • The party’s internal divides could trip up its agenda again in 2022. Vox
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Climate advocates hopeful after Manchin spending comments. The Hill
  • U.S. now the world’s top liquefied natural gas exporter. Axios
  • Separate climate bill not being seriously considered in Senate, despite Manchin’s support of the measures. CNN
  • Keystone XL Pipeline Cancellation Makes Suit Against Biden Moot. Bloomberg Law

Indian Affairs

  • A Tribe’s Bitter Purge Brings an Unusual Request: Federal Intervention. New York Times
  • Native American tribes have made progress against COVID-19. Omicron has them ‘back in crisis mode.’ USA Today
  • Native American Child Advocate to Speak at Conference. US News and World Report
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs Launches Website for Cases Involving Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples. Daily Yonder


  • Biden Labor Policy Goals Slowed by Some Key Agency Vacancies. Bloomberg Law
  • Record U.S. quits, hiring slowdown may show Omicron’s impact on labor supply. Reuters
  • Retirement advisers group, AARP wary of Labor Department’s ESG proposal. Roll Call
  • Supreme Court Hears Major Challenges to Biden’s Vaccine Mandates. New York Times

Taxation & Trade

  • U.S. on Sidelines as China and Other Asia-Pacific Nations Launch Trade Pact. Wall Street Journal
  • 2022 U.S. Tax Legislation Forecast. Forbes
  • November trade deficit hits near record-high $80.2 billion. Associated Press
  • Billionaires added $1 trillion to their wealth in 2021. Taxing their gains could have funded the child tax credit. Business Insider


  • Verizon, AT&T to delay 5G deployment, averting aviation standoff. CNBC
  • Progressives put pressure on Google. The Hill
  • Marjorie Taylor Greene and Big Tech’s never-ending censorship loop. Vox
  • Warren, Jayapal urge Google to drop efforts to ‘bully’ DOJ antitrust chief into recusal. The Hill

Transportation & Infrastructure 

  • More than 1,700 flights canceled in the US Wednesday, almost 20,000 since Christmas Eve. The Hill
  • Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg outlines 6 principles for balancing innovation, federal role. Automotive News
  • Feds temporarily ease requirements for school bus drivers. Bus and Motorcoach News
  • MTA to Study New Rail Service Connecting Brooklyn and Queens. Bloomberg

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