May 6, 2022

May 6, 2022

Top News

  • Draft leak a ‘shocking change’ for typically airtight Supreme Court. Roll Call
  • Why Rural Communities Struggle to Bring in Much-needed Federal Grants. Route Fifty
  • Senators argue over who benefits from student debt cancellation. Roll Call
  • Chinese Tech Giants Quietly Retreat From Doing Business With Russia. Wall Street Journal
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Democrats fear Manchin’s bipartisan energy push is a stalling tactic. The Hill
  • DOJ launches office focused on environmental justice. Axios
  • Biden officials plan large purchases to replenish oil reserve. The Hill
  • Legal debate over SEC’s authority clouds climate rule proposal. Roll Call

Indian Affairs

  • City of Portland’s work on missing, murdered Indigenous people expands from awareness to prevention. The Oregonian
  • Native Americans fight to keep traditions alive after COVID. Reuters
  • Kansas monolith will be returned to Native American tribe. NPR
  • Beyond Bourbon and Hats: The Kentucky Derby and Indian Country. Native News


  • Union leader slams Amazon’s labor practices at Senate hearing. CNBC
  • LinkedIn Agrees to Pay $1.8 Million to Women Over Discrimination Claims. New York Times
  • Biden meets with labor organizer at Amazon after Senate hearing. Reuters
  • Sen. Marco Rubio’s new bill wouldn’t let employers deduct travel expenses that pay for abortion or trans care for minors. Business Insider

Taxation & Trade

  • Is Biden Fighting the Last War on Trade? Foreign Policy
  • The Biden Administration Proposes Changes to the Taxation of Cryptocurrency Transactions. National Law Review
  • USTR Tai says China tariff review will have ‘robust’ industry consultations. Reuters
  • Bipartisan heat ramps up over stalled research tax break. Roll Call


  • Facebook, Google Face Regulatory Reckoning That May End Big Tech Dominance. Newsweek Magazine
  • Big Tech Lobbyists Use Trans People to Avoid Antitrust Regulation. Motherboard
  • Fleeing ‘superstar’ cities, tech workers are moving to mid-size and smaller cities, causing housing, traffic concerns. Smart Cities Dive
  • Driverless Vehicles Are Finally Hitting City Streets. Route Fifty

Transportation & Infrastructure 

  • White House Wants to Ensure Good Stewardship of Infrastructure Funds. Route Fifty
  • Nation’s neglected bus stops pose early test for infrastructure money. Washington Post
  • Freight Advocates Push for a Share of $18B in Grant Funding. Route Fifty
  • Over 260 travel, business groups urge White House to end COVID testing for U.S. entry. Axios

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