May 10, 2019

May 10, 2019

Top News

  • Trump Will Nominate Shanahan as Defense Secretary, White House Says. Wall Street Journal
  • Trump urges Republicans to vote against disaster relief bill. Washington Post
  • Senate Intel Committee subpoenas Donald Trump Jr. Politico
  • Pelosi Declares Nation Is in a ‘Constitutional Crisis.’ New York Times
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy, Natural Resources, & Agriculture

  • U.S. EPA proposes hike in biofuel mandate to 20.04 billion gallons in 2020: sources. Reuters
  • Democrats See Opening for Climate in Tax Extenders, Highway Bill. Bloomberg Environment
  • Facing Democratic resistance, Interior secretary promotes oil and gas drilling. Washington Post
  • U.S. planning to support farmers amid China trade spat -agriculture secretary. Reuters

Indian Affairs

  • House Dems delay votes on tribal bills after Trump lashes out. Politico
  • Native American representation on Capitol Hill concerns House lawmakers. Roll Call
  • NCAI’s former director continues career by leading Indian housing program. Indian Country Today
  • New career moves for former National Indian Gaming Commission chair Jonodev Chaudhuri. Indian Country Today


  • Uber, Lyft drivers protest across the US, overseas. Associated Press
  • Uber Settles ‘Majority’ of Arbitrations for at Least $146M. Bloomberg Law
  • Less than 1 Percent of US Farmworkers Belong to a Union. Here’s Why. Civil Eats
  • Delta urges workers to pay for video games, not union dues. NBC News
  • Minimum-Wage Push Slows on Debate Over Regional Differences. Wall Street Journal

Taxation, Trade, & Defense

  • U.S. Slaps Higher Tariffs on Chinese Imports as Trade Talks Resume. Wall Street Journal
  • U.S. Stocks Fall for a Fifth Day as U.S.-China Trade War Worsens. New York Times
  • Export-Import Bank back to full strength after Senate confirmations. The Hill
  • Lawmakers Propose Transparency Requirements for Opportunity Zones. Route Fifty
  • 38 Attorneys General Ask Congress To Bring Marijuana Money Into Banking System. National Public Radio


  • Uber I.P.O. Values Ride-Hailing Giant at $82.4 Billion. New York Times
  • Food delivery, freight and logistics: How Uber aims to move things around the world. Washington Post
  • Senior Official on U.S. 5G Wireless Rollout Resigns. Wall Street Journal
  • Billionaire Bezos unveils moon lander mockup, embraces Trump’s lunar timetable. Reuters

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • House transportation committee OKs harbor maintenance bill. Progressive Railroading
  • Disagreements Persist Over Infrastructure Funding Ahead of White House Meeting. Transport Topics
  • Infrastructure Week Shines Spotlight on Resilience, Modernization. Transport Topics
  • The Great American Rail-Trail Is Really Coming. CityLab
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