June 18, 2021

June 18, 2021

Top News

  • What Over 400 Local Leaders Want to See in an Infrastructure Deal. RouteFifty
  • Five takeaways from the Biden-Putin summit. The Hill
  • Democrats Float $6 Trillion Plan Amid Talks on Narrower Infrastructure Deal. New York Times
  • $1.5 trillion spending cap approved with House rule. Roll Call
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Biden plans to reverse Trump’s Alaska policy. Here’s why it matters. Vox
  • Watchdog: Bureau of Land Management saw messaging failures, understaffing during pandemic. The Hill
  • Senate bill would ban toxic ‘forever chemicals’ in makeup, which new study found are often unlabeled. Washington Post
  • NOAA gets first Senate-confirmed administrator since 2017. The Hill

Indian Affairs

  • Haaland calls on US to address legacy of Native American boarding schools. The Hill
  • Newland Names Bartholomew “Bart” Stevens BIA’s Deputy Bureau Director for Field Operations, Kimberly Bouchard as Eastern Regional Director. Red Lake Nation
  • Native Americans to Feds: Own Up to America’s Indian School History. Voice of America
  • City plans to rename two parks to honor veterans, Native Americans. Tulsa World


  • Top Five Labor Law Developments for May 2021. National Law Review
  • Immigration’s role in America’s labor shortage. Axios
  • Recent Retirements Throw Wrench Into Fed’s Economic Recovery Plans. Wall Street Journal
  • Supreme Court foster care ruling likely to prompt more tests of religion vs. LGBTQ rights. USA Today

Taxation & Trade

  • Forced labor is embedded in supply chains. Here’s how to root it out. Fast Company
  • Global Tax Deal Holdouts Face Squeeze Under Biden Administration Plan. Wall Street Journal
  • Biden moves to undo Trump trade legacy with EU deal. The Hill
  • Treasury’s Green Book Provides Details on the Biden Administration’s Tax Plan. National Law Review


  • U.S. push for self-driving cars faces union, lawyers opposition. Reuters
  • US, EU establish trade and technology council to compete with China. The Hill
  • House Republicans zero in on Big Tech’s relationships with China. CNBC
  • Big Tech in focus next week as U.S. House panel votes on new bills. Reuters

Transportation & Infrastructure 

  • Senate Commerce Panel OKs $78 Billion Highway Safety Bill. Transport Topics
  • Bipartisan infrastructure pitch gains steam on Capitol Hill as Biden weighs in from Europe. Washington Post
  • Pandemic Cuts to Public Transit Persist in Major U.S. Cities. Bloomberg CityLab
  • US transit agencies focus on the fundamentals for recovery. Cities Today

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