June 23, 2023

June 23, 2023

  • Top News
    • New figures reveal scope of military discrimination against LGBTQ troops, with over 29,000 denied honorable discharges. CBS
    • Blunt Rochester enters race for Senate seat in Delaware. Roll Call
    • Modi’s speech draws mixed lawmaker response amid rights concerns. Roll Call
    • House Republicans push off Biden impeachment bid for now as hard-right clamors for action. AP
    • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

    Energy & Natural Resources

    • Buttigieg says US ‘green corridors’ initiative is key to cutting shipping industry emissions. AP
    • Biden to announce steps to boost climate resilience during California trip. The Hill
    • Power Grids Are Teetering Worldwide. Here’s Why. The New York Times
    • EPA tables plan to include electric vehicles in ethanol blending program. The Hill

    Indian Affairs

    • Groundbreaking Native Attorney to Leave USDA Post. Native News
    • Minneapolis police routinely used excessive force and discriminated against Black, Native American people: DOJ. The Hill
    • Supreme Court rules against Navajo Nation in water rights dispute. NBC News
    • Maine Legislature vote expands sovereignty for Native American tribes. AP


    • Teamsters strike with UPS could snarl commerce as labor flexes muscle. The Hill
    • New Senate legislation seeks to revise national labor law, targeting port union workers. CNBC
    • Congress Spotlights ‘Serious’ Forced Labor Concerns With Chinese Shopping Sites. New York Times
    • Women are part of ‘invisible’ labor market building fiber networks. Route Fifty

    Taxation & Trade

    • Five years after the Wayfair ruling, states’ reliance on the sales tax grows. Route Fifty
    • Ways and Means will meet to review private tax documents. Roll Call
    • Senate votes to ratify U.S.-Chilean tax treaty over Paul, Hawley ‘no’ votes. The Hill
    • Baby bonus a new twist in Democrats’ child tax credit push. Roll Call


    • FTC claims Amazon tricked millions into Prime subscriptions. Politico
    • Congress, White House race to get arms around AI systems. Roll Call
    • Tech majors are booming, but rural students stuck in the digital divide. The Hill
    • Louisiana bans TikTok on state networks and devices. Will it make any difference? Route Fifty

    Transportation & Infrastructure

    • With Commuters Staying Home, Transit Agencies Try to Reinvent Themselves. The New York Times
    • US safety agency to require automatic emergency braking on heavy trucks and buses. AP
    • Transportation, Labor Nominees Await Senate Action. Transport Topics
    • Dangerous driving, poorly designed roadways accelerate pedestrian traffic deaths. Route Fifty

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