October 27, 2017

October 27, 2017

Top Political News

  • As G.O.P. Bends Toward Trump, Critics Either Give In or Give Up. New York Times
  • Congress approves another round of hurricane, wildfire funding. Washington Post
  • House Passes Budget Blueprint, Clearing Path for Tax Overhaul. New York Times
  • McConnell allies declare open warfare on Bannon. Washington Post
  • Trump declares the opioid crisis a public health emergency. Washington Post
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Feds considering repeal of EPA emissions rule for trucks. The Hill
  • Fees To Enter Popular National Parks Would Skyrocket Under Interior Department Plan. National Public Radio
  • Wildfire fight brings Northwest Democrats and Republicans together. Seattle Times
  • EPA plans to streamline air pollution permitting. The Hill
  • 12 global cities plan to build emissions-free neighborhoods, support clean transit. Curbed

Indian Affairs


  • Trumka Re-Elected, Touts Unity at AFL-CIO Convention. Bloomberg BNA
  • The United Auto Workers has filed a federal complaint claiming Tesla fired workers for trying to unionize. Business Insider
  • Candidates With Labor Union Ties Seek to Unseat Paul Ryan. Bloomberg BNA

Taxation, Trade, & Defense

  • We asked 6 experts if Congress could stop Trump from eliminating NAFTA. Vox
  • Major divisions remain as GOP nears its tax deadline. Washington Post
  • House Republicans Are Still Considering 401(k) Changes in Tax Overhaul. Wall Street Journal


  • Trump administration to allow quick and dramatic expansion of drone use. Washington Post
  • Daimler Steals Tesla’s Thunder With Heavy-Duty Electric Truck. Bloomberg
  • Google to test self-driving cars in Michigan’s winter conditions. The Hill
  • San Francisco Just Took A Huge Step Toward Internet Utopia. Wired


  • GOP Chairman: No appetite for gas tax hike now in House. The Hill
  • GE Explores Exiting From the Railroad Business. Wall Street Journal
  • Trump light on details about infrastructure bill during Senate meeting. The Hill
  • Tax Reform First, Then Infrastructure, Chao Says. Transport Topics
  • Proposed study would consider tolling downtown Seattle streets to reduce congestion. Seattle Times
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