June 11, 2021

June 11, 2021

Top News

  • House panel advances $547 billion surface transportation bill. Roll Call
  • Biden to Send 500 Million Doses of Pfizer Vaccine to 100 Countries Over a Year. New York Times
  • 3 takeaways from NLC’s ‘State of the Cities’ report. Smart Cities Dive
  • Biden opens overseas trip declaring ‘United States is back’ Associated Press
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Company officially nixes Keystone XL pipeline. The Hill
  • 4 climate obstacles facing Biden at the G-7. Politico
  • Carbon Dioxide in Atmosphere Hits Record High Despite Pandemic Dip. New York Times
  • Biden administration proposes offshore wind energy sale near NY, NJ. Reuters
  • The huge gap between today’s policies and Paris goals. Axios

Indian Affairs

  • Supreme Court Rules Tribal Police Can Detain Non-Natives, But Problems Remain. NPR
  • New Mexico Indian Affairs Department Partners with Harvard University to Memorialize. Red Lakes
  • Opinion: Deb Haaland: My grandparents were stolen from their families as children. We must learn about this history. Washington Post
  • Indian Affairs Promised To Reform Tribal Jails. We Found Death, Neglect And Disrepair. NPR


  • Supreme Court Rejects Bid to Weaken Public-Sector Labor Unions. Bloomberg
  • Department Of Labor Reverses Trump Rule For Independent Contractors. Forbes
  • Federal COVID Workplace Safety Rules Are Here. But Only For Health Care Workers. NPR
  • New York Times Made Staff Nix Pro-Union Images, Guild Says. Bloomberg

Taxation & Trade

  • U.S. files second labor complaint in Mexico under trade pact. Reuters
  • Biden and G-7 leaders will endorse a global minimum corporate tax of at least 15%. CNBC
  • Ambassador Tai to Outline Biden’s Goal of Worker-Focused Trade Policy. New York Times
  • Trans-Atlantic talks to end steel tariffs face a tough problem: China. Politico
  • New report reignites push for wealth tax. The Hill


  • Senate passes bill to boost US science and tech innovation to compete with China. USA Today
  • Biden revokes and replaces Trump executive orders that banned TikTok. CNBC
  • SEC to Review Market Structure as Meme Stocks Stir Frenzy. Wall Street Journal
  • India And Tech Companies Clash Over Censorship, Privacy And ‘Digital Colonialism’. NPR

Transportation & Infrastructure 

  • Cities Need More Than Rescue Aid to Fix Their Roads. Bloomberg CityLab
  • U.S. taps transit agencies to help reach COVID-19 vaccine goals. Reuters
  • Ten Senate Democrats and Republicans say they reached five-year, nearly $1 trillion infrastructure deal. Washington Post
  • Transit funding a flashpoint in surface transportation debate. Smart Cities Dive
  • Gas-Tax Indexing to Fund Infrastructure Gains Senate Momentum. Transport Topics

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