March 12, 2021

March 12, 2021

Top News

  • Senate plots its own earmark return. Axios
  • Here’s What’s In The American Rescue Plan. NPR
  • Biden directs states to make all adults eligible for Covid vaccinations by May 1. NBC
  • Majority of New York congressional Democrats call for Gov. Cuomo’s resignation. CNN
  • ‘It’s wrong, it’s un-American and it must stop’: President Biden denounces attacks against Asian Americans. USA Today
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • In swing through Europe, John Kerry aims to boost climate action. Washington Post
  • How Michael Regan Plans to Fix the EPA. Rolling Stone
  • Kerry ‘concerned’ about EU carbon border tax implications: FT. Reuters
  • Graham, 3 other GOP senators signal possible support for Haaland confirmation. The Hill
  • Huffman, DeFazio Urge Biden EPA to Protect Bristol Bay from Pebble Mine. House T&I

Indian Affairs

  • Native American tribes lead the way on coronavirus vaccinations. Axios
  • Senate passes largest investment in Native programs in history. Indian Country Today
  • Interior to Hold Tribal Consultation Session with Great Plains, Midwest, and Rocky Mountain Tribes. Red Lake Nation News
  • State of New Mexico Indian Affairs Department congratulates the Pueblo of Jemez as broadband internet goes live. Indian Country Today
  • Conversation with Arlando Teller about transportation in tribal lands. NPR
  • Tribes Worry Line 5 Tunnel Construction Could Bring Sex Trafficking, Violence To Native Communities. Patch


  • U.S. House approves expanded protections for labor union organizing. Reuters
  • Uber Will Push to Shape Direction of Biden Gig Worker Regulation. Bloomberg
  • Biden administration won’t enforce Trump-era ESG rule for 401(k) plans. CNBC
  • U.S. House Passed the PRO Act: How It Could Affect the Future of Labor Law. National Law Review

Taxation & Trade

  • U.S., EU Reach WTO Tariff-Quota Pact Post Brexit, USTR Says. Bloomberg
  • $1,400 stimulus check or unemployment tax relief? American Rescue Plan creates a real tax headache for the jobless. CNBC
  • Wyden’s Energy Tax Proposal a Mixed Bag. Tax Foundation
  • Increasingly irrelevant gas tax awaits a better idea. Roll Call
  • 4 big changes are coming to the child tax credit. CNBC
  • Budget 2021: R&D tax relief. Lexology


  • U.S. hearing on tech dominance of news outlets will include Microsoft. Reuters
  • Congressional Earmarks Can Be Tool for Advancing Infrastructure Bill, Stakeholders Say. Transport Topics
  • Texas AG says probe to continue despite Twitter lawsuit. Washington Post
  • E&C Democrats Introduce Lift America Act That Invests in Clean Energy, Broadband & Public Health Infrastructure. Energy & Commerce
  • Facebook, Google fight bill that would help U.S. news industry. Reuters

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • White House, Congress Look to Infrastructure After COVID-19 Relief. Transport Topics
  • Airlines, public transit agencies say $1.9 trillion relief plan would prevent deep cuts, job losses. Washington Post
  • Covid-19 Vaccine Access: How Rural Transit Agencies Are Helping Get the Shots in Arms. Wall Street Journal
  • GM aims to make its electric vehicles go farther and cost less with new battery partnership. The Verge
  • With Covid Aid Approved, Counties Will Look to Infrastructure. Route-Fifty

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