May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020

Top News

  • House Overwhelmingly Approves Revisions to Small-Business Program. New York Times
  • House casts first-ever remote vote as Republicans wage constitutional challenge. Washington Post
  • Effort to renew FISA crumbles. Politico
  • Stung By Twitter, Trump Signs Executive Order To Weaken Social Media Companies. NPR
  • George Floyd’s death set off uprisings across the country. Vox
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • U.S. states sue Trump administration over fuel efficiency rollback. Reuters
  • Powering EVs is cheaper than diesel, gas in the largest US cities — Atlanta and Boston are exceptions. UtilityDive
  • Trump Environmental Rollbacks Roll On Despite Pandemic. Opponents Cry Foul. NPR
  • US lets corporations delay paying environmental fines amid pandemic. The Guardian

Indian Affairs

  • The federal government fiddles as covid-19 ravages Native Americans. Washington Post
  • Tribal leaders oppose online consultations with the U.S. during the pandemic. High Country News
  • As the coronavirus pandemic strains supplies, Native Americans fight food insecurity. NBC News


  • Biden wins AFL-CIO endorsement as he seeks to recapture blue-collar vote. Reuters
  • Women Disproportionately Losing Their Jobs During Coronavirus Downturn. Route Fifty
  • Are Jobs Returning In Reopened States? FiveThirtyEight

Taxation & Trade

  • U.S. Economy Contracted 5% in the First Quarter as Coronavirus Hit. Wall Street Journal
  • States and Cities Continue Plunge into Financial Black Hole. Governing
  • Uber and Lyft Drivers Sue for New York Unemployment Benefits. New York Times
  • Trump Weighs China Sanctions Yet Won’t Quit Phase One Deal. Bloomberg News
  • House sends China sanctions bill to Trump’s desk as tensions escalate. CNBC


  • Historic SpaceX launch delayed till Saturday because of weather. Politico
  • Largest all-electric aircraft to make maiden flight. CNN
  • Nuro’s driverless delivery robots will transport medicine to CVS customers in Texas. The Verge

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • Democrats Push Pandemic Aid, Highlight Infrastructure Package. Transport Topics
  • The ‘new normal’: City sectors confront post-coronavirus realities. SmartCitiesDive
  • Amtrak Prepares to Cut 20% of Workforce. Wall Street Journal
  • After Months of Steep Declines, Air Traffic Is Picking Up. NPR

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