July 31, 2020

July 31, 2020

Top News

  • What to Know in Washington: Virus Relief Talks at a Stalemate. Bloomberg
  • Trump encounters broad pushback to his suggestion to delay the Nov. 3 election. Washington Post
  • U.S. suffered worst quarterly contraction on record as virus ravages economy. Politico
  • Joe Biden will announce his running mate soon. Here’s who’s on the list. Vox
  • John Lewis, Towering Civil Rights Icon, Memorialized At Atlanta Funeral. NPR
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • US energy use hit 30-year low during pandemic shutdowns. Associated Press
  • Interior Calls for Revision of Federal Land Oil, Gas Rules. Bloomberg Law
  • California’s Air Pollution Cops Are Eyeing Uber and Lyft. Wired
  • Believe It Or Not, Forests Migrate — But Not Fast Enough For Climate Change. NPR
  • Microsoft Eyes New Tool in Decarbonization Quest: Green Hydrogen. Green Tech Media
  • Biden calls for 100 percent clean electricity by 2035. Here’s how far we have to go Washington Post

Indian Affairs

  • Native Americans Feel Devastated by the Virus Yet Overlooked in the Data. New York Times
  • Three Questions with Scholar Sarah Deer on Empowering Tribal Nations to Protect Native American Women. Wall Street Journal
  • After 250 years, Native American tribe regains ownership of Big Sur ancestral lands. CNN


  • Millions to lose $600 weekly jobless aid amid Senate stalemate. Politico
  • Labor unions petition Transportation Department for a mandatory mask rule. Washington Post
  • The States With the Worst Public Sector Job Losses During the Coronavirus Crisis. Route Fifty
  • Uber, Lyft drivers win unemployment ruling in NY. Axios

Taxation & Trade

  • Fed Maintains Stimulus Commitment as Economic Outlook Dims. Wall Street Journal
  • WTO fails to agree on interim leader before choosing new chief. Reuters
  • Once a Source of U.S.-China Tension, Trade Emerges as an Area of Calm. New York Times
  • U.S. goods trade deficit narrows; global flow of goods improving. Reuters


  • Infrastructure is next big thing in AV investment. Freight Waves
  • U.S. Department of Transportation releases framework for hyperloop development. Pittsburgh Gazette
  • What’s This? A Bipartisan Plan for AI and National Security. Wired

Transportation & Infrastructure

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