November 8, 2019

November 8, 2019

Top News

  • December stopgap funding seems likely path forward for long-delayed appropriations. Roll Call
  • Michael Bloomberg to File Paperwork for 2020 Presidential Primary. New York Times
  • Explainer: What to expect from the televised Trump impeachment hearings next week. Reuters
  • Sessions, an Alabama icon, faces uncertain path to Senate. Associated Press
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy, Natural Resources, & Agriculture

  • California wildfires will cost tens of billions, AccuWeather estimates. AccuWeather
  • U.S. Formally Begins To Leave The Paris Climate Agreement. NPR
  • DOJ issues subpoenas to automakers in California emissions pact: report. The Hill
  • Justices seem to want to avoid extremes in Clean Water Act case. Washington Post

Indian Affairs 

  • Trump cuts leach tribal and nonprofit funds, plaintiffs argue. E&E News
  • Coal plant on tribal land to close after powering US West. Associated Press
  • Oklahoma Charter School Opens With Hopes To Better Serve Native American Students. NPR
  • When disaster strikes, Indigenous communities receive unequal recovery aid. High Country News


  • How top 2020 Democrats are trying to win over union members. Associated Press
  • Senate leader McConnell backs bill to protect coal miner pensions. Reuters
  • PBGC fund could be tapped for multiemployer bailout. Pensions & Investments

Taxation & Trade

  • A Recession Warning Reverses, but the Damage May Be Done. New York Times
  • Democrats Launch Inquiry Into Opportunity Zones Program. Route Fifty
  • Trump says he has not agreed to roll back tariffs on China, after week of trade optimism. CNBC


  • Will American Center for Mobility live up to its promise? Automotive News
  • The electric vehicle industry needs to figure out its battery problem. The Verge
  • Self-driving Uber in fatal crash wasn’t programmed to spot pedestrians in roadway. LA Times
  • UPS drone makes first home prescription deliveries for CVS. Reuters

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • Sen. Tom Carper to Fellow Senators: Work on Highway Reauthorization Bill. Transport Topics
  • Steve McGough, new American Road & Transportation Builders Association chairman, is out to save our infrastructure. Houston Chronicle
  • Amtrak, Seeking to Break Even, Sees Some Light at the End of the Tunnel. Wall Street Journal
  • Microtransit could reduce city traffic up to 30%, report says. Smart Cities Dive

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