July 2, 2021

July 2, 2021

Top News

  • Biden: Americans can be proud of the infrastructure deal. Yahoo News
  • Biden nixes Trump rules on methane emissions, lending, employment discrimination. The Hill
  • Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal May Be A Tough Sell To The Rest Of Congress. NPR
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Northwest heat wave wilts new GOP climate resolve. Politico
  • Biden pushes climate spending as U.S. braces for wildfire disaster. Reuters
  • EPA underestimated methane emissions from oil and gas development. The Hill
  • US review process starts for Virginia offshore wind project. Washington Post

Indian Affairs

  • Cherokee Nation becomes first tribe in US to self-govern tribal transportation. OKC Fox
  • The most important case ‘in generations’. Cherokee Phoenix
  • BIA Announces Over $6.5 Million in Energy and Mineral Development Grants Awarded to 34 Tribes and Alaska Native Corporations. Red Lake Nations
  • House panel draft proposal includes $15.6 billion increase in Interior funds. The Hill


  • U.S. economy added 850,000 jobs in June as labor market showed renewed strength. Washington Post
  • Biden Will Tap Miami Politician to Oversee DOL’s Jobless Aid Arm. Bloomberg Law
  • Mexico looks at improving contract votes after GM dispute. Reuters
  • Uber, Lyft Sweeten Job Perks Amid Driver Shortage, Lofty Fares. Wall Street Journal

Taxation & Trade

  • SALT Lawmakers Taking to House Floor in Push for Tax Break. Bloomberg
  • U.S., Taiwan Revive Trade Talks, With Pledge to Combat Forced Labor. Wall Street Journal
  • House Passes Bills to Bolster Scientific Research, Breaking With Senate. New York Times
  • 130 countries sign on to global minimum tax plan, creating momentum for Biden push. Wall Street Journal


  • What Do the House Antitrust Bills Mean for Big Tech? Governing
  • Amazon says new FTC chair shouldn’t regulate it because she’s too mean. The Verge
  • Warren urges federal watchdog to investigate Google over advertising ‘manipulation’. The Hill
  • Flying car’s successful 35-minute test flight ushers in ‘new era’ of transportation, inventor says. ABC News

Transportation & Infrastructure 

  • House passes surface transportation bill but the path forward is unclear. Politico
  • California High-Speed Rail Authority marks environmental milestone. Progressive Railroading
  • Can public-private collaboration boost transport equity? Cities Today
  • The U.S. Transportation Department’s Quest to Become a Driver of Justice. Bloomberg CityLab

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