June 22, 2018

June 22, 2018

Top Political News

  • White House proposes federal government overhaul, including a consolidation of safety-net programs. Washington Post
  • Trump Retreats on Separating Families, but Thousands May Remain Apart. New York Times
  • House overwhelmingly passes final opioid package. Politico
  • U.S. House Republicans delay immigration vote until next week. Reuters

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Trump admin floats changes to environmental review standards. The Hill
  • House Passes Farm Bill With Controversial Work Requirements. National Public Radio
  • California and Eight Other States Push Plan to Boost Zero-Emission Vehicles. Wall Street Journal

Indian Affairs

  • President Trump Is Spurring Native American Women to Run for Office. Time
  • Tribal affairs agencies make progress, not enough to satisfy senators. Cronkite News
  • Seattle Hikers May Be Trampling On Tribal Treaty Rights. Oregon Public Broadcasting


Taxation, Trade, & Defense

  • Supreme Court rules that states can require online retailers to collect sales taxes. Washington Post
  • Wilbur Ross Announces First Results From 20,000 Tariff-Exclusion Requests. Wall Street Journal
  • Senators Press Commerce Secretary on National Security Approach to Tariffs. Transport Topics
  • Trump threatens tariff on European cars. Politico
  • OPEC Agrees to Deal to Lift Oil Output. Wall Street Journal


  • Buses, Delivery Vans and Garbage Trucks Are the Electric Vehicles Next Door. New York Times
  • How GM trains human drivers to monitor its autonomous cars. The Verge
  • Massachusetts Welcomes Self-Driving Cars – With a Couple Caveats. Wired
  • Uber is experimenting with letting riders wait longer in exchange for cheaper fares. Quartz


  • ‘Dumping the Pump’ to Promote Public Transit. Route Fifty
  • White House tries to revive air traffic control spinoff plan. Politico
  • Rep. Earl Blumenauer Pitches User Charge to Spur Infrastructure Funding. Transport Topics
  • Why Little Vehicles Will Conquer the City. CityLab
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