November 25, 2020

November 25, 2020

Top News

  • Spending deal clears obstacle in shutdown fight. The Hill
  • After long, bitter delay, Biden transition kicks into gear. Washington Post
  • Biden promises support, collaboration with US mayors. Smart Cities Dive
  • County Leaders Urge Bipartisan Deal on Federal Covid Relief. RouteFifty
  • What We’ve Learned About The Biden Administration From His Staffing Choices So Far. FiveThirtyEight

Energy & Natural Resources

  • G.M. Drops Its Support for Trump Climate Rollbacks and Aligns With Biden. New York Times
  • House Bill Would Create NOAA-Led National Database to Help Coastal Communities Confront Rising Seas. RouteFifty
  • Carol Moseley Braun, the first Black female senator, eyes interior secretary post. Washington Post
  • With John Kerry Pick, Biden Selects a ‘Climate Envoy’ With Stature. New York Times

Indian Affairs

  • As South Dakota takes hands-off approach to coronavirus, Native Americans feel vulnerable. NBC
  • Rep. Haaland: Cabinet Pick ‘Would Mean A Lot To Indian Country’. NPR
  • GSA transition delay ‘poses serious risk’ to Native Americans, Udall says. The Hill


  • Weekly jobless claims higher than expected as labor market takes hit from rising Covid cases. CNBC
  • Gig Workers Could Be Paid Partially in Stock Under SEC Proposal. Wall Street Journal
  • What’s behind the divisions over Biden’s secretary of Labor? The Hill

Taxation & Trade

  • Trump’s tariffs could give Biden ‘leverage’ over China, former White House trade negotiator says. CNBC
  • Yellen Would Assume Vast Policy Portfolio as Treasury Secretary. New York Times
  • The WTO Leadership Race Stumbles Near Finish Line. Bloomberg
  • Three Alternatives to the Usual Strategies for Collecting Fines and Fees. RouteFifty


  • California regulator approves fare-based AV services. Smart Cities Dive
  • Uber and Lyft just scored a huge federal transportation contract. The Verge
  • Congress Is Eyeing Face Recognition, and Companies Want a Say. Wired

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • Cycling activity increased 11% YOY in September. Smart Cities Dive
  • US: Public transit, battered by pandemic, triumphs at ballot box. Mass Transit
  • Biden infrastructure package in jeopardy as bi-partisan cooperation fails to launch. Fortune

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