June 25, 2021

June 25, 2021

Top News

  • CDC extends eviction moratorium a month, says it’s last time. Associated Press
  • Justice Dept. to file lawsuit against state of Georgia over new voting restrictions. Washington Post
  • Biden endorses Senate’s bipartisan infrastructure agreement. Politico
  • Vice President Kamala Harris Heads to U.S.-Mexico Border Facing Bipartisan Pressure. Wall Street Journal
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Some Republicans Find Failure to Grapple With Climate Change a ‘Political Liability’. New York Times
  • Haaland: No plan ‘right now’ for permanent drill leasing ban. The Hill
  • Pacific Northwest soon to be ground zero for record-shattering heat. Axios
  • As Democrats spar over advancing Biden’s climate agenda, they move to cut methane. Washington Post

Indian Affairs

  • Racism, drought and history: Young Native Americans fight back as water disappears. L.A Times
  • Boom in Native American oil complicates Biden climate push. Associated Press
  • Interior Dept. Land Transfer Makes Small Dent in Massive Waitlist of Native Hawaiians Waiting to Get Land Back.  Native News
  • US to investigate ‘unspoken traumas’ of Native American boarding schools. Guardian


  • Biden Taps SEIU Lawyer Prouty for Federal Labor Board Seat. Bloomberg Law
  • Supreme Court Rules Against Union Recruiting on California Farms. New York Times
  • U.S. Department of Labor Proposes Employee-Friendly Rules for Tipped Workers. JD Supra
  • FedEx shares fall as labor woes weigh on 2022 outlook. Reuters

Taxation & Trade

  • Trump’s Tariffs Led to Billions of Losses, Fed Research Shows. Bloomberg
  • Key International Tax Proposals in the Biden Administration’s Green Book and Their Potential Impact on Businesses. National Law Review
  • U.S. trade boss Tai: We will not incentivize firms to move jobs overseas. Reuters
  • U.S. Bans Imports of Some Chinese Solar Materials Tied to Forced Labor. New York Times


  • Google, Amazon accuse lawmakers of harming small businesses as Big Tech antitrust bills move through Congress. CNBC
  • G-7 moves toward US on digital services, with details awaited. Roll Call
  • Lina Khan’s mission. Axios
  • California lawmakers back the ‘goose that lays the golden eggs’ in antitrust fight. Politico

Transportation & Infrastructure 

  • The gas tax’s tortured history shows how hard it is to fund new infrastructure. PBS
  • Oregon bill addresses transportation funding, tolls. Land Lines
  • Amtrak’s new B&P tunnel to be named after abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Mass Transit
  • Teamsters vow to unionize Amazon from “coast to coast”.” CBS News

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