June 7, 2019

June 7, 2019

Top News

  • McConnell: Senate will ‘probably not’ vote on Dreamers bill. Politico
  • House Democrats Plan Contempt Votes for Barr, Ross Over Census Question. Wall Street Journal
  • Democrats narrow presidential debate rules days before deadline to qualify. Washington Post
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy, Natural Resources, & Agriculture

  • Wyden, Merkley bill would allow use of federal biomass. KTVZ
  • California’s largest wildfire was caused by a hammer, Cal Fire says. Fresno Bee
  • Can the Paris Climate Goals Save Lives? Yes, a Lot of Them, Researchers Say. New York Times
  • Farmers on Drenched Land Confront Tough Choice on Planting. Wall Street Journal
  • Organic Farming Has A Plastic Problem. One Solution Is Controversial. NPR

Indian Affairs


  • Vox Staff Walks Out for Day to Demand Union Contract Deal. Bloomberg
  • Hiring Slows Amid Trade Tensions, With Only 75,000 Jobs Added In May. NPR
  • Hit the Road, Jack: Uber Drivers are Independent Contractors According to NLRB. National Law Review

Taxation, Trade, & Defense

  • Trump could decide over the weekend to hold off on tariffs, White House official says. Washington Post
  • Trade war, weak growth to test G20 finance leaders’ economic optimism. Reuters
  • The Trump administration said these tax breaks would help distressed neighborhoods. Who’s actually benefiting? Washington Post
  • U.S. Trade Gap Narrowed in April. Wall Street Journal


Transportation & Infrastructure

  • Officials Monitor Damage as Floods Continue to Devastate Transportation Systems and Farms. Transport Topics
  • AAR responds to Supreme Court’s decision on metrics, standards. Progressive Railroading
  • EXCLUSIVE: Leaders discuss roadway automation readiness at the ITS America Annual Meeting. Traffic Technology Today
  • Experts Say Washington Needs to Treat Infrastructure Funding as ‘Exigent Crisis.’ Transport Topics
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