June 8, 2018

June 8, 2018

Top Political News

  • The Trump administration believes Obamacare’s preexisting conditions protections are now unconstitutional. Vox
  • House Votes to Trim Unused Funding, a Gesture of Fiscal Restraint. New York Times
  • Ryan promises immigration legislation in hopes of avoiding a showdown among House Republicans. Washington Post
  • Former Senate Aide Charged With Lying To FBI About Contacts With Reporters. National Public Radio
  • New charges filed against Manafort in Russia probe. Associated Press
  • 5 Takeaways From Tuesday’s Primary Elections. New York Times
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • House passes bipartisan water infrastructure bill. The Hill
  • Officials warn that West faces another ‘challenging’ wildfire season. Cronkite News
  • House Spending Bill Strikes at Piece of Trump Infrastructure Plan. Bloomberg BNA
  • Billions in U.S. solar projects shelved after Trump panel tariff. Reuters

Indian Affairs

  • After 120 years, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde regain British-held artifacts. Associated Press
  • New Mexico Could Elect First Native-American Woman To Congress. National Public Radio
  • Alaskan Indian Affairs nominee heads to full Senate. KTVA


  • NLRB plans to issue a proposed rule on joint-employer status. Business Insurance
  • Labor Board Announces Ethics Review. Bloomberg BNA
  • More Americans view long-term decline in union membership negatively than positively. Pew Research Center
  • Transportation secretary defends brother-in-law’s nomination to lead pension agency. The Hill

Taxation, Trade, & Defense


  • Daimler Trucks North America shows off its autonomous driving know-how (Video). Portland Business Journal
  • GE wants to be a traffic cop for drones. CNN Money
  • You’d Need 63 Billion Years to Do What This Computer Can Do in a Second. New York Times
  • Lyft Redesigns Its App – And Strategy – For The Age Of Sharing. Wired


  • Federal Housing and Transportation Spending Bill Moves to Senate. Route Fifty
  • Sen. Susan Collins Says ‘It’s Hard to See’ Comprehensive Infrastructure Bill This Year. Transport Topics
  • Schumer calls for crude-by-rail standards. Progressive Railroading
  • More Routes = More Riders. CityLab
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