May 14, 2021

May 14, 2021

Top News

  • Ransomware attack leads to shutdown of major U.S. pipeline system. Washington Post
  • Biden meets for first time with ‘Big Four’ congressional leaders. The Hill
  • Israel launches more strikes on Gaza as fears of a ground invasion grow. CNN
  • Fully Vaccinated People Can Stop Wearing Masks Indoors And Outdoors, CDC Says. NPR
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Interior Department approves first large-scale offshore wind farm in the U.S. Washington Post
  • Biden administration to roll back Trump-era rule on clean air regulations. CNBC
  • Three questions about Biden’s conservation goals. The Hill
  • NREL app expected to significantly speed up US residential solar permitting. Smart City Dives

Indian Affairs

  • US Interior secretary approves Cherokee Nation Constitution. AP
  • Lithium Mining Proposal in Northern Nevada Threatens Paiute and Shoshone Land. Red Lake Nations
  • Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to Hear Testimony on Covid-19 Impact on the Native Tourism Economies. Native News
  • U.S. appeals court denies Dakota Access oil pipeline stay request. Reuters


  • U.S. job openings race to record high in March. Yahoo News
  • White House to work with states on reimposing work-search requirements following GOP outcry. Washington Post
  • Longtime AFL-CIO Official Takes Up Key Labor Post In Biden Administration. NPR
  • Teachers union leader calls for ‘fully reopening’ schools this fall. Politico

Taxation & Trade

  • Judge rejects GOP effort to block tax provision in Biden stimulus bill. The Hill
  • US whiskey distillers face 50% tariff in Europe if Biden leaves Trump trade policy in place. CNN
  • Trump tax break for certain businesses gets a pass in Biden plan. CNBC
  • McConnell Says Biden’s Proposed Changes to 2017 Tax Law Are a ‘Red Line’. Wall Street Journal


  • Binance Faces Probe by U.S. Money-Laundering and Tax Sleuths. Bloomberg
  • Bill to ban TikTok on US government devices passes committee. South China Morning Post
  • Colonial Pipeline paid 75 Bitcoin, or roughly $5 million, to hackers. Washington Post 
  • Facebook data transfer ruling from Irish court due Friday. Reuters
  • U.S. Senate panel approves tech bill to address China. Reuters

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • Lawmakers happily embrace return of earmarks to highway bill. Roll Call
  • House Panel Ready for Transportation Bill, Rep. Peter DeFazio Says. Transport Topics
  • Valero Secures Biden’s First Jones Act Waiver for Foreign Tanker. Bloomberg
  • Biden, GOP senators upbeat, plan more infrastructure talks. Associated Press

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