May 4, 2018

May 4, 2018

We have some very exciting news to share with you – Summit Strategies has launched its very own Twitter account! Be sure to follow us @Summit_Strat for news coverage and updates on important issues.

If you haven’t seen it already, be sure to check out our Policy Primer on Autonomous Vehicles, available here.
Top Political News

  • Ty Cobb, Trump’s lawyer in Russia probe, retiring. PBS News
  • Trump Undercuts Giuliani About Payments to Stormy Daniels. New York Times
  • Trump And Pence Address NRA Amid Tense Gun Debate. National Public Radio
  • White House campaigns to win Senate confirmation of CIA nominee. Reuters
  • In a reversal, Speaker Ryan says the House chaplain will remain in his post. Washington Post
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Forest Service Says Disaster Funding Bill Will Help Fight Wildfires This Year. Oregon Public Broadcasting
  • Ex-EPA Superfund Chief Says Resignation Won’t Slow Down Efforts. Bloomberg BNA
  • Interior’s overhaul won’t gut some key Obama safeguards. E&E News
  • 17 U.S. states sue Trump administration over vehicle emissions. Reuters
  • Pruitt once bought house with Oklahoma lobbyist: report. The Hill
  • Pruitt loses his fourth EPA aide this week — and more might be on the way. Politico

Indian Affairs


  • How Bad Is the Labor Shortage? Cities Will Pay You to Move There. Wall Street Journal
  • Arizona Teachers End Walkout as Governor Signs Bill Approving Raises. New York Times
  • U.S. job growth picks up; unemployment rate drops to 3.9 percent. Reuters

Taxation, Trade, & Defense


  • Self-Driving Car Pioneers Are Slowing Down After Crashes. Bloomberg
  • Buying A Tesla? Don’t Count on That $7,500 Tax Credit. Wired
  • U.S. to Fund Batteries That Store Power for Days, Not Hours. Bloomberg


  • Dockless Bike Shares Made a Big Splash. But Where Are The Riders? Governing
  • Freight car market heating up—fast. Railway Age
  • Why Not All Tolls Rise to Nearly $50. Wall Street Journal
  • US prosecutors charge ex-Volkswagen CEO in diesel scandal. The Hill
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