November 1, 2019

November 1, 2019

Top News

  • A Divided House Endorses Impeachment Inquiry Into Trump. New York Times
  • Senate passes FY2020 minibus; funding for public transit preserved. Mass Transit Magazine
  • White House plans to name Chad Wolf acting DHS secretary. Politico
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy, Natural Resources, & Agriculture

Indian Affairs 

  • Native American Heritage month begins Friday. Indian Country Today
  • Cities, Tribes Try a New Environmental Approach: Give Nature Rights. Stateline
  • Seattle gets new housing for Native Americans exiting homelessness. KOMO News


  • Jobs Report: U.S. Added 128,000 to Payrolls Despite G.M. Strike. New York Times
  • Freight railroads launch new bargaining round with unions. Progressive Railroading
  • With Obama-era Plan Scrapped, States Act to Expand Overtime Pay. Route Fifty
  • Uber and Lyft Fight a Law They Say Doesn’t Apply to Them. Wired

Taxation & Trade

  • Treasury, IRS propose form to collect data about investments in opportunity zones. The Hill
  • Pelosi calls USMCA ‘easiest trade deal,’ Sees vote when ready. American Journal of Transportation
  • Trade body: China can hit US with sanctions worth $3.6 bln. Washington Post
  • Trump Warns Johnson His Brexit Deal Makes U.S. Trade Deal Hard. Bloomberg


Transportation & Infrastructure

  • APTA hails Senate action to stop public transit funding cuts. Progressive Railroading
  • House advances four transportation bills from Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Transportation Today
  • DOT IG Outlines FMCSA’s Top Management Challenges for 2020. Transport Topics
  • USDOT’s Chao Announces New ‘Mobility And Inclusion’ Programs. AASHTO Journal

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