June 14, 2019

June 14, 2019

Top News

  • Sarah Huckabee Sanders Leaving White House at the End of the Month. New York Times
  • Biden, Sanders to share the stage at second night of back-to-back Democratic debates. Washington Post
  • Trump Says He Would Alert FBI Over Foreign Information on Rivals. Wall Street Journal
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy, Natural Resources, & Agriculture

  • Trump Administration Seeking To Overhaul Forest Management Rules. NPR
  • The new plan to remove a trillion tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere: Bury it. Washington Post
  • Agriculture Dept. Announces Plan to Move Economists to Kansas City Region. New York Times
  • Trump appoints Social Security Administration watchdog to also oversee Interior. The Hill
  • The Think Tank Struggling to Write the Green New Deal. The Atlantic

Indian Affairs

  • Federal listening session hears ‘harsh reality’ of violent acts against Indigenous women. Indian Country Today
  • National Congress of American Indians picks Kevin Allis as its first chief executive. Indian Country Today
  • Census, tribal leaders push for American Indian participation in 2020 Census. Washington Post


  • Suicide seen as ‘next frontier’ in workplace safety risks. Business Insider
  • Uber, Lyft Drivers Face Stiffer Regulations in New York City. Wall Street Journal
  • Union Vote at Volkswagen Plant in Tennessee Could Change Industry. Wall Street Journal
  • Boost in Factory Jobs Under Trump Favors Sunny Frontiers Over Ailing Hubs. New York Times

Taxation, Trade, & Defense

  • Mulvaney Sees Approval of USMCA Trade Deal Likely. Wall Street Journal
  • Wyden slaps hold on Treasury nominees amid block on Trump’s tax returns. CNN
  • ‘There’s China and there’s everything else:’ Trump’s trade wars scramble domestic political fights. Politico


  • Cities Outline Their Challenges to the FCC’s 5G Rule in Court Filings. Route Fifty
  • Starsky Robotics Becomes First Uncrewed Truck To Hit 55 MPH. The Drive
  • Over 1,400 self-driving vehicles are now in testing by 80+ companies across the US. Tech Crunch
  • Driverless cars are going to disrupt the airline industry. The Conservation
  • Drones to Carry People Have Yet to Take Off, but They Will Have a Place to Land. Wall Street Journal

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • USDOT releases $292.7M funding opportunity for port infrastructure development. Transportation Today
  • FRA announces $326M in rail safety, improvement grants. Progressive Railroading
  • Trucking Groups Take Their Priorities to House Transportation Committee. Trucking Info
  • Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Sells Stock in Highway Supply Company. New York Times
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