October 20, 2023

October 20, 2023

Top News

  • Laphonza Butler Will Not Run for Feinstein’s Senate Seat in 2024. The New York Times
  • Jim Jordan loses third vote for House speaker as more Republicans abandon him. CNN
  • What Poland’s Surprise Election Winner Means for the World. Politico
  • Biden faces tough battle to secure $105 billion for Ukraine, Israel, the border and more. AP
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Billions of Dollars for Oil and Gas Wells Won’t Be Enough. Governing
  • Major U.S. science group lays out a path to smooth the energy transition. NPR
  • DOE’s “monopoly money” problem. Axios
  • Biden administration announces $3.5 billion for grid resilience measures. The Hill

Indian Affairs

  • Former Navajo Nation president announces his candidacy for Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District. ABC
  • US Department of Education Announces $11 Million for Native American Programs. Native News
  • Amid national push for police reform, Native people feel left out of conversation. PBS
  • Giniw Founder and Ojibwe Attorney Tara Houska Arrested at Mountain Valley Pipeline Construction Site. Native News


  • California employers and unions locked in complex battle over state labor laws. CalMatters
  • Memorial honors 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire deaths that galvanized US labor movement. AP
  • UAW strike ramps up as Kentucky facility walks off job. NPR
  • Child labor violations soared in fiscal 2023. The Washington Post

Taxation & Trade

  • IRS announces 13 states where taxpayers could use its Direct File pilot. Route Fifty
  • ‘SALT’ relief on the table in speaker negotiations. Roll Call
  • IRS has collected $160 million in back taxes by cracking down on millionaires. CNN
  • U.S. Tightens China’s Access to Advanced Chips for Artificial Intelligence. The New York Times


  • Republican congressman says labor crunch biggest threat to US cybersecurity. The Hill
  • Silicon Valley Ditches News, Shaking an Unstable Industry. The New York Times
  • Apple boss Tim Cook makes surprise China visit. BBC
  • Klobuchar, Morelle press Bezos on plans to prevent election misinformation on Alexa. The Hill

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • California Trucking Association Sues to Block CARB Rule. Transport Topics
  • White House nominee to lead the FAA glides through a Senate committee vote. NPR
  • States pitch mileage tax to bridge gap in federal highway funding. Route Fifty
  • SpaceX, Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic executives urge senators to improve the FAA. CNBC

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