October 11, 2019

October 11, 2019

Top News

  • House Appropriations Chairwoman Nita Lowey announces retirement from Congress. Washington Post
  • Trump Signs Executive Order to Offset Agencies’ Increased Administrative Spending. Wall Street Journal
  • Trump Impeachment Inquiry Updates: Sondland to Testify After Initial Refusal. New York Times
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy, Natural Resources, & Agriculture

  • The Most Detailed Map of Auto Emissions in America. New York Times
  • Power Is Gradually Restored To Thousands Of Californians After 2nd Day Of Outages. NPR
  • The world needs a massive carbon tax in just 10 years to limit climate change, IMF says. Washington Post
  • Government Must Publish Obama Era Energy Conservation Rules. Bloomberg Environment
  • Senate Dems aim to overturn Trump administration rollback of power plant regs. The Hill

Indian Affairs 

  • 2 tribal leaders resign from task force to protest pipeline. Associated Press
  • For some Native Americans, no home address might mean no voting. Stateline
  • Pacific Northwest Tribes Face Climate Change With Agricultural Ancient Practice. NPR


  • Labor Board to Continue Tinkering With Union Election Rules. Bloomberg Law
  • Already Under Siege, Labor Unions Face a New Threat From Alaska. New York Times
  • New workforce program sells construction as ‘cool.’ Construction Dive

Taxation & Trade

  • U.S. and China May Be Headed for Mini-Deal on Trade This Week. New York Times
  • Top labor leader says USMCA will be defeated if quick vote is held. Politico
  • US signs limited deal with Japan on ag, digital trade. Associated Press


  • Cities are facing ‘an absolute land grab’ from telecoms in wake of 5G. Smart Cities Dive
  • Dyson, Known for Vacuum Cleaners, Abandons Electric-Car Race. Wall Street Journal
  • Cities Examine Proper—and Improper—Uses of Facial Recognition. Wired

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez to Leave Post. Transport Topics
  • Chao unveils initiative to tackle rural transportation disparities. Progressive Railroading
  • Federal Railroad Administration offering grants for passenger rail repairs. Freight Waves
  • Why the Bus Got So Bad, and How to Save It. CityLab
  • New AASHTO President To Emphasize Transportation Safety And Funding. AASHTO Journal
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