July 15, 2022

July 15, 2022

Top News

  • Manchin upends effort for a downsized ‘Build Back Better.’ Roll Call
  • Biden embraces a signature Trump achievement on first trip to the Middle East, aiming to bring Israel and Saudi Arabia closer. CNN
  • House to move toward vote on assault weapons ban. The Hill
  • Biden’s guidance on pharmacists and abortion bans gets blowback. Axios
  • The nation’s cartoonists on this week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Utilities, clean energy interests renew reconciliation push. Energy News Network
  • What an $8B Western grid project means for U.S. clean energy. E&E
  • Texas power grid faces limited solar energy supply. ABC
  • New Interior offshore drilling plan draws mixed reviews. Roll Call
  • Oil rises on Saudi oil production expectations. Reuters

Indian Affairs

  • Few Arizona counties are required to provide voting resources in Indigenous languages. AZ Mirror
  • After decades of outlawed culture, a Tulalip revival. Indian Country Today
  • Senate Indian Panel OKs Biden’s Pick For IHS Director. Law 360
  • Secretary Yellen delivers remarks on first visit to Indian Country. Indianz
  • Native American elders recall abuse at US government boarding schools. The Guardian


  • Local Governments Mobilize to Support Working Citizens. Governing
  • United Airlines, pilots’ union to renegotiate contract after last deal faced opposition. CNBC
  • Railroad Workers Being ‘Ground to Dust,’ AFL-CIO Head Says. Transport Topics
  • Dire US labor shortage provides opportunity for ex-prisoners. ABC
  • House Passes Labor-Friendly Amendments to Defense Spending Bill. Bloomberg Law

Taxation & Trade

  • Feds give shippers new power to dispute ocean carrier charges. American Shipper
  • Why Biden’s inflation message is out of touch with Americans. The Hill
  • New Tax Rules Force Faster Payouts for Some IRA Holders. Wall Street Journal
  • UN sees progress in talks to free up Ukraine grain exports. Associated Press
  • China’s exports bounce back, but global risks darken trade outlook. Reuters


  • Dissecting Microsoft’s proposed policy to ban commercial open-source apps. Tech Crunch
  • The Pandemic Fueled a Superbug Surge. Can Medicine Recover? Wired
  • Amazon offers concessions to resolve EU antitrust probes. CNN
  • No easy options as pressure to pass chips funding bill grows. Roll Call

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • Pedestrian deaths continue to rise, with Sun Belt cities the most dangerous. Smart Cities Dive
  • U.S. Electric Car Sales Climb Sharply Despite Shortages. New York Times
  • Congress tees up bills to protect travel for abortion. Politico
  • Trucking industry concerned about SEC’s proposed climate rules. Freight Waves
  • Nation’s governors gather in Portland to discuss infrastructure, economy. WGME

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