May 28, 2021

May 28, 2021

Top News

  • Bipartisan highway bill advances in Senate, offering a path through infrastructure morass. Politico
  • Biden Budget Calls for Spending Surge Fueled by Higher Taxes. Bloomberg
  • New information on Wuhan researchers’ illness furthers debate on pandemic origins. CNN
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • EPA ends Trump-era ‘transparency’ rule that ignored certain science studies. UPI
  • Biden Doubles FEMA Program to Prepare for Extreme Weather. New York Times
  • Senate panel deadlocks on energy tax credits bill. The Hill
  • With more extreme weather on horizon, FEMA resilience program’s dollars to double. Smart Cities Dive

Indian Affairs

  • New Administration Means New Chance To Get It Right On Tribal Inclusion And Consultation. Forbes
  • Supreme Court May Revisit Ruling on Native American Rights in Oklahoma. New York Times
  • Twelve Northwest Tribes Say They Are United to Save Salmon. US News
  • For Native Americans, Harvard and other colleges fall short. Associated Press


  • Fed’s Kaplan: U.S. labor market tighter than it appears. Reuters
  • Unionized but impotent? Row erupts over gig workers’ labor proposal. The Guardian
  • Biden Moves to Ax Trump Rule on Financial Oversight of Unions. Bloomberg
  • More jobless getting aid than in past even as cutoffs loom. AP

Taxation & Trade

  • U.S. proposes to address high-seas slavery in global fish subsidy talks. Politico
  • U.S., China Trade Officials Hold First Virtual Meeting. Wall Street Journal
  • JPMorgan’s Dimon, Citigroup’s Fraser doubt Joe Biden’s minimum global corporate tax rate plan would work. CNBC
  • A Temporary U.S.-China Trade Truce Starts to Look Durable. New York Times


  • Florida, in a First, Will Fine Social Media Companies That Bar Candidates. New York Times
  • Insurers ask: Who pays when self-driving vehicles crash? Roll Call
  • U.S. Senate advances sweeping tech bill taking aim at China. Reuters
  • Huawei calls on an old friend, Russia, as U.S. sanctions bite down. Washington Post

Transportation & Infrastructure 

  • Lawmakers reintroduce proposed grade crossing safety act. Progressive Railroading
  • New Senate highway bill may be part of something bigger. Roll Call
  • A $10B federal proposal to improve transit station accessibility. Smart Cities Dive
  • GOP Senators Raise Infrastructure Counteroffer to $928B. RouteFifty

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