October 18, 2019

October 18, 2019

Top News

  • Elijah Cummings, Powerful Democrat Who Investigated Trump, Dies at 68. New York Times
  • Energy Secretary Rick Perry To Resign. NPR
  • White House aide’s words on Ukraine upend impeachment strategy, rattle allies. Reuters
  • As Trump Prepares to Choose Another DHS Head, Obstacles Emerge. Wall Street Journal
  • The Fourth Democratic Debate In 6 Charts. FiveThirtyEight
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy, Natural Resources, & Agriculture

  • BLM move would split apart key public lands team. The Hill
  • E.P.A. Bypassed Its West Coast Team as a Feud With California Escalated. New York Times
  • Lawmakers Point Fingers Across Aisle Over Stalled Pipeline Bill. Bloomberg Environment
  • California Governor Calls for Refunds From PG&E After Blackouts. Wall Street Journal

Indian Affairs 

  • Yakama, Lummi tribal leaders call for removal of three lower Columbia River dams. Seattle Times
  • Fed Up With Deaths, Native Americans Want to Run Their Own Health Care. New York Times
  • Home ownership remains elusive for Native communities. Indian Country Today


  • Retirees want pension fix from Congress. Cleaveland.com
  • Should Uber and Lyft drivers earn $30 per hour? Los Angeles will study a minimum wage. LA Times
  • Union Says G.M. Strike Won’t End Until Workers Vote on Deal. New York Times

Taxation & Trade

  • Mexican president pledges to ‘fully honor’ USMCA labor commitments. Politico
  • What’s Really in the Trade Deal Trump Announced With China. New York Times
  • Congress Pushes Forward On Turkey Sanctions Despite Ceasefire. Bloomberg
  • Fed Eyes Another Rate Cut, Weighs When to Stop. Wall Street Journal


  • Use of Artificial Intelligence Poised to Grow in State Government, Survey Finds. Route Fifty
  • Drone Delivery Is One Step Closer To Reality. NPR
  • Defiant Zuckerberg Says Facebook Won’t Police Political Speech. New York Times

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • New Congressional Infrastructure Caucus Promotes Access, Resilience. Transport Topics
  • TNC Hearing Touches On Transportation Funding Issues. AASHTO Journal
  • A Micromobility Experiment in Pittsburgh Aims to Get People Out of Their Cars. CityLab
  • Reducing Short Car Trips Could Provide Big Benefits, Trail Group Says. Route Fifty
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