July 14, 2023

July 14, 2023

  • Top News
    • Congress returns with lots to do but little time to do it. Washington Post
    • U.S. inflation falls to 3%, lowest level in more than 2 years, as price pressures ease. Politico
    • Vice President Kamala Harris matches record for tiebreaking votes in Senate. AP
    • FDA approves first over-the-counter birth control pill in the U.S. NBC News
    • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

    Energy & Natural Resources

    • How $90 million could help U.S. buildings withstand climate disasters. Washington Post
    • State AGs at odds over proposed EPA tailpipe emissions rules. Route Fifty
    • Biden frames his clean energy plan as a jobs plan, obscuring his record on climate. NPR
    • US EV market struggles with price cuts and rising inventories. Reuters

    Indian Affairs

    • ‘We’re used to being told no’: the Lakota people’s fight for sacred land. The Guardian
    • Native American leaders visit site of archeological dig to find remains of boarding school students. AP
    • Native Americans argue in court that 2 mining projects would destroy religious sites. NPR
    • Oil and gas withdrawal around US park stirs debate over economic costs for Native American tribe. AP


    • Google Forced To Admit Temp Worker Shouldn’t Have Been Fired For Being ‘Un-Googley.’ Forbes
    • Federal investigation finds Bay Area restaurant chain violated child labor, overtime laws. San Francisco Chronicle
    • Manchin opposition imperils Su’s chances of Labor confirmation. Roll Call
    • US producer inflation muted; labor market still tight. Reuters

    Taxation & Trade

    • Biden vows U.S. and allies ‘will not waver’ in defense of Ukraine. NBC News
    • Xi Jinping Chokes Off Crucial Engine of China’s Economy. Wall Street Journal
    • IRS says it collected $38 million from more than 175 high-income tax delinquents. ABC
    • Google and Meta got customer data from tax prep firms, and lawmakers want a probe. CNBC


    • Losing record in hand, FTC chief faces Jim Jordan. Politico
    • Microsoft says Chinese hackers breached email, including U.S. government agencies. NPR
    • States have broadband money. Now they just have to figure out how to spend it. Route Fifty
    • ‘Unprecedented’: Nasa releases images of star-forming region. The Guardian

    Transportation & Infrastructure

    • Senators say adding flights to National could slow FAA bill. Roll Call
    • House Panel Advances Fiscal 2024 Transportation Bill. Transport Topics
    • Investors are buying mobile home parks. Residents and governments are pushing back. Route Fifty
    • How the E.V. Revolution Could Help Bankrupt Public Transit. TNR

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