March 19, 2021

March 19, 2021

Top News

  • Updated CDC guidance says 3 feet of physical distancing is safe in schools. CNN
  • House passes bills providing citizenship path for Dreamers, farmworkers. The Hill
  • ‘Enough Is Enough’: Atlanta-Area Spa Shootings Spur Debate Over Hate Crime Label. NPR
  • ‘No expiration date on equality’: House passes bill to remove women’s rights ERA deadline. NBC
  • Where COVID-19 vaccines are coming from. Axios
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Elizabeth Warren, AOC Lay Down Green Transit Plan for Biden. Transport Topics
  • How Scientists Scrambled to Stop Donald Trump’s EPA from Wiping Out Climate Data. The Verge
  • FERC Steps Up Climate Change Reviews Of Gas Projects. Law360
  • The Carbon Tax and Climate Change. Medium
  • Chuck Schumer Stalls Climate Overhaul of Flood Insurance Program. New York Times

Indian Affairs

  • Growing Number of Cities Weigh Tribal ‘Land Acknowledgements’. Pew Stateline
  • Why Deb Haaland’s confirmation as interior secretary is so important to Indigenous communities. Berkeley Blog
  • Native Americans raise concerns about legislative action. Indian Country Today
  • Farm advocate tapped for Biden post. Indian Country Today
  • All Three GOP Members of Congress Who are Native Americans Voted No on $31.2 Billion that is Going to Indian Country. Native News Online


  • A farmer’s feud with workers union leads to high-stakes Supreme Court showdown. Washington Post
  • Extra $300 unemployment benefits may not arrive until April or later, says Labor Department. CNBC
  • Walsh one step away from labor secretary after Senate votes to end debate on his nomination; confirmation expected Monday. Boston Globe
  • Why Are Jobless Claims Still High? For Some, It’s the Multiple Layoffs. New York Times
  • The American Rescue Plan Act Provides a Flood of Funding for Industry-Specific Programs, Includes Significant Tax and Labor and Employment Changes for Businesses. National Law Review

Taxation & Trade

  • Katherine Tai confirmed by Senate as first woman of color to be U.S. trade chief. Reuters
  • Biden Eyes First Major Tax Hike Since 1993 in Next Economic Plan. Bloomberg
  • Joe Biden’s tax plan, explained. Vox
  • China, U.S. Trade Barbs at First High-Level Talks Under Biden. Wall Street Journal
  • Here’s how Biden wants to raise taxes on the wealthy and corporations. CNN
  • IRS to push tax filing deadline to May 17. NBC
  • Republican attorneys general demand clarity on relief bill’s tax cut conditions for state aid. Washington Examiner


  • Uber, Lyft to share safety information on deactivated drivers. Smart Cities Dive
  • Blumenthal slams Facebook, Twitter ‘woefully inadequate’ policies on vaccine misinformation. The Hill
  • Tech Poised to Lead Stock Rebound. Wall Street Journal
  • Coons considering hauling in Facebook, Twitter CEOs for hearing. Politico
  • Google’s privacy push draws U.S. antitrust scrutiny – sources. Reuters

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • Proceed With Caution Regarding Transportation Earmarks, Stakeholders Say. Transport Topics
  • How federal infrastructure investment can put America to work. Brookings
  • Business leaders engage Biden administration on ways to pay for infrastructure. CNBC
  • Industry girds for fight against trucks-only miles traveled tax. Roll Call
  • Transit union sues MTA over service cuts to some subway lines. New York Post

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