May 18, 2018

May 18, 2018

Top Political News

  • Primaries 2018: 3 Key Takeaways From Tuesday Night. New York Times
  • Say it ain’t so: McConnell threatens to kill August recess. Politico
  • Trump Says He’ll Nominate Wilkie as Veterans Affairs Secretary. Bloomberg News
  • U.S. Senate confirms Haspel to be first woman CIA director. Reuters
  • Missing Files Motivated the Leak of Michael Cohen’s Financial Records. New Yorker
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • WRDA bill possible vehicle for riders, NEPA reform. E&E News
  • House rejects farm bill as conservatives revolt. The Hill
  • EPA’s Scott Pruitt, Subject Of Many Ethics Probes, Plays Defense Before Senate. National Public Radio
  • Interior official expected ‘no new information’ from national monument public comments. The Hill

Indian Affairs

  • Congress restores Oregon tribes’ control over private lands. KTVZ
  • Sen. Jeff Merkley tries to force White House to finish tribal housing work on Columbia River. Oregonian
  • Woman running to become first Native American governor wins Dem primary. The Hill
  • The Trump agenda has Native American tribes feeling under siege. Los Angeles Times


  • NLRB Considers Changing Joint-Employer Standard via Rulemaking Process. National Law Review
  • Trump’s pick to run Labor’s pension agency: Mitch McConnell’s brother-in-law. Washington Post
  • Now It’s North Carolina Teachers’ Turn: How Did We Get Here? What’s Next? National Public Radio

Taxation, Trade, & Defense

  • Trump Trade Chief Says ‘Nowhere Near’ a Deal on Nafta. Wall Street Journal
  • Trump Expected to Follow Through on Threat to Impose China Tariffs. Bloomberg News
  • FTC names lawyer who represented Facebook, Equifax as consumer protection chief. The Hill
  • Oregon Governor’s Tax Proposal Faces Criticism From All Sides. Oregon Public Broadcasting
  • Why North Korea is threatening to cancel the US summit. Vox


  • Senate approves bill in bid to retain U.S. net neutrality. Reuters
  • Tesla Considered Adding Eye Tracking and Steering-Wheel Sensors to Autopilot System. Wall Street Journal
  • It Takes a Single Autonomous Car to Prevent Phantom Traffic Jams. Wired


  • NHTSA pick faces tough questions on recalls, robot cars. Detroit News
  • House Panel Advances Spending Bill for HUD and DOT Programs. Route Fifty
  • GOP chairman calls infrastructure meeting as Trump plan remains on hold. The Hill
  • Minimal Transportation Cuts Included in Trump’s $15.4B Rescission Plan. AASHTO Journal
  • Trump’s welfare reform plan misses a key piece: Transportation. Washington Post
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