October 4, 2019

October 4, 2019

Top News

  • Trump Demands Full House Vote On Impeachment Before Complying With Lawmakers. NPR
  • Next Democratic Debate Will Have 12 Candidates Onstage, the Most Ever. New York Times
  • U.S. Supreme Court to tackle gay rights, guns, abortion and Trump. Reuters
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy, Natural Resources, & Agriculture

  • Energy Secretary Rick Perry eyeing exit in November. Politico
  • Climate Change Could Make Borrowing Costlier for States and Cities. Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Trump, Facing Farmers’ Discontent, Plans Help for Ethanol. New York Times

Indian Affairs 

  • USDOT Proposes Tribal Transportation Self-Governance. AASHTO Journal
  • States Take on the Crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. Route Fifty
  • Washington’s coastal tribes are working to escape rising sea levels. A bill in D.C. could help. Crosscut
  • Tribal health insurance coverage rose, but still trailed U.S. average. Cronkite News


  • U.S. Added 136,000 Jobs in September; Unemployment Rate at 3.5%. New York Times
  • Uber Launches An App To Connect Job Seekers With Gig Work. NPR
  • Labor force nonparticipation: Trends, causes, and policy solutions. Brookings Institution

Taxation & Trade

  • Trump sees ‘very good chance’ of China trade deal, says no link to Biden probe request. Reuters
  • Cheese, Scotch and coffee: A big win for Trump on tariffs. Politico
  • Here Is How Interconnected Manufacturing Is Across the Globe. Wall Street Journal
  • Pelosi, Trump may reach trade deal despite impeachment. The Hill


  • UPS Now Runs the First Official Drone Airline. Wired
  • States Can Craft Own Net Neutrality Rules, Appeals Court Rules. Route Fifty
  • City Dwellers Increasingly Want Electric Bikes and Scooters. Bloomberg
  • Car2Go’s exit from 5 cities raises car-sharing viability questions. Smart Cities Dive

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • In Search of Bipartisanship, Congressional Leaders Point to Transportation Bill. Transport Topics
  • National Freight Report Highlights Growing Capacity Challenges. AASHTO Journal
  • Curing Traffic Congestion Will Take More Than New Roads. Government Technology
  • Cars All but Banned on One of Manhattan’s Busiest Streets. New York Times
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