November 15, 2019

November 15, 2019

Top News

  • Congress prepares to avert shutdown Nov. 21 with another short-term spending bill. Washington Post
  • Impeachment Hearings Open With Revelation on Trump’s Ukraine Pressure. New York Times
  • 10 Democratic Candidates Qualify For Next Week’s November Debate. NPR
  • Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick jumps into Democratic presidential race, swelling field. Reuters
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy, Natural Resources, & Agriculture

  • Outdoor Recreation Advisory Committee Disbanded By NPS. National Parks Traveler
  • Congress Close to Striking Landmark PFAS Deal, Chairman Says. Bloomberg Environment
  • With Blackouts, California’s Electric Car Owners Are Finding New Ways To Charge Up. NPR

Indian Affairs 

  • DOE Announces $15 Million to Deploy Energy Infrastructure on Tribal Lands. Department of Energy
  • Dakota Access oil pipeline eyes expansion over tribe’s objections. Reuters
  • Native American tribes propose initiative to legalize sports betting in California. LA Times


  • California’s new gig economy law challenged in court by truck drivers. Sacramento Bee
  • Boomer and Millennial Public Workers Agree Pensions are a Plus. Route Fifty
  • McClatchy Seeks to Have U.S. Take Over Pension Fund. Wall Street Journal
  • New Caucus Shows Congress Preparing to Focus on ‘Future of Work.’ Bloomberg Law

Taxation & Trade

  • How Trump’s Trade War Went From Method to Madness. Bloomberg
  • Deal on U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Pact Takes Shape, Pelosi Says. Wall Street Journal
  • House passes Ex-Im Bank reboot bill opposed by White House, McConnell. The Hill


  • There’s No App for Getting People Out of Their Cars. CityLab
  • Why We Formed the Future of Transportation Caucus. Streets Blog USA
  • We Teach A.I. Systems Everything, Including Our Biases. New York Times
  • Cities and States Take Up the Battle for an Open Internet. Route Fifty

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • In the Trump Era, Transportation Funding Is Simple: Build Roads. Route Fifty
  • Joe Biden’s infrastructure deja vu. Politico
  • Bike Safety Means Having New Lanes and Helmet Laws, US Says. Wired
  • DRIVING THE FUTURE: How the transportation industry is evolving to help save the environment. Business Insider
  • Can an Airport Get Too Big? Wall Street Journal

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