June 28, 2019

June 28, 2019

Top News

  • What We Learned From the 2020 Democratic Debates. New York Times
  • House Passes Senate Version Of New Funding To Ease Border Crisis. NPR
  • Robert Mueller to Testify in Open Session Before House Committees. Wall Street Journal
  • Supreme Court Punts Partisan Gerrymandering to States and Congress, But They May Not Act. Governing
  • Supreme Court puts census citizenship question on hold. Washington Post
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy, Natural Resources, & Agriculture

  • Bill Wehrum, an Author of Trump Administration’s Pro-Coal Rules, to Leave E.P.A. New York Times
  • Congress’ Midyear Environment Grade: Middling, Observers Say. Bloomberg Environment
  • As Coal Fades in the U.S., Natural Gas Becomes the Climate Battleground. New York Times
  • US Senate confirms Wyoming man’s appointment with Interior. Associated Press
  • U.S. senator says he’s blocking USDA nominees over biofuel waivers. Reuters

Indian Affairs

  • Native Oregon History Goes Public. KLCC
  • NCAI’s week of data, progress, and passion. Indian Country Today
  • Court rejects tribe’s bid to expand fishing rights. E&E News


  • Trump Administration Proposes New Type of Apprenticeship. Wall Street Journal
  • Pension Crisis Deepens in U.S. as Strategies Shift, Outlooks Dim. Bloomberg
  • General Electric’s machinists oppose tentative labor deal. Reuters
  • Guggenheim Workers Vote to Join a Union, the Museum’s First. New York Times

Taxation, Trade, & Defense

  • Critics Question Trump Tax Plan Meant To Boost Struggling Communities. NPR
  • Opportunity Zones Boost Real Estate Prices as Investors Rush In. Bloomberg Tax
  • Supreme Court declines to hear challenge to Trump’s steel tariffs. Politico
  • U.S. and China Angle for Trade Truce, but Both Insist the Other Will Back Down. New York Times
  • Senate rejects attempt to curb Trump’s Iran war powers. The Hill
  • Powell Says Fed Won’t Bend to Political Pressure. Wall Street Journal


  • Autonomous Transportation Technologies Touted by Senators. Transport Topics
  • How Jam-Packed Will My Train Be? Google Says It Has the Answer. Wall Street Journal
  • Baltimore proposes to use $10 million in excess revenues to cover cost of ransomware recovery. Baltimore Sun
  • US cities are joining forces to figure out what the hell to do with all these scooters. The Verge
  • Mayor David Briley directs city lawyers to draft plan to ‘terminate’ existing scooter program, start new plan. The Tennessean

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • Fiscal 2020 Transportation Funding Bill Advances in US House. Transport Topics
  • Why U.S. Cities Aren’t Using More Electric Buses. CityLab
  • NTSB calls on FRA to stop delaying passenger-rail safety rule. Progressive Railroading
  • These Are the Places Where Walking Is a Transportation Option. Route Fifty
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