September 11, 2020

September 11, 2020

Top News

  • Democrats block slimmed-down GOP coronavirus relief bill as hopes fade for any more congressional support. Washington Post
  • Trump Releases List of Potential Supreme Court Nominees. Wall Street Journal
  • Trump, Biden Commemorate 19th Anniversary Of Sept. 11 Attacks. NPR
  • The 8 states where 2020 will be won or lost: A POLITICO deep dive. Politico
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Why Firefighting Alone Won’t Stop Western Mega-Fires. NPR
  • Senators Reach Agreement on Issue That Stalled Energy Bill. Bloomberg Law
  • ‘Not going to happen:’ BLM’s acting director wants to prioritize wildfires and horses, not transferring public lands. Salt Lake Tribune
  • Democrats link race, jobs, climate in election-year resolution. Roll Call

Indian Affairs

  • Native American tribes race to complete census before time runs out. Associated Press
  • Critics: Feds reopened tribal schools without asking or advising tribes. Cronkite News
  • Alaska Native tribes and 15 U.S. states file suits to stop oil drilling in Arctic refuge. Anchorage Daily News
  •  Black, Native American and Fighting for Recognition in Indian Country. New York Times


  • Unemployment Claims Send Another Worrisome Note. New York Times
  • Local Governments Add Some Jobs in August, But State and Local Payrolls Still Way Down. Route Fifty
  • With no aid in rescue package, transportation unions still see hope. Roll Call
  • Labor Unions Face Organizing, Financing Challenges Amid COVID. Governing

Taxation & Trade

  • Governors Plead with Congress for Help as Senate Rejects Skinny Relief Bill. Route Fifty
  • Trump’s Stimulus End Run Fizzles as Firms Spurn Payroll Tax Halt. Bloomberg Tax
  • Who will be the Biden trade czar if he wins in November? Reuters
  • Justice Dept. Announces Dozens of Fraud Charges in Small-Business Aid Program. New York Times


  • Public transport emerges as the top use of IoT in cities. Cities Today
  • Uber pledges zero emissions platform by 2040. SmartCitiesDive
  • House Lawmakers to Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Advance Agencies’ Use of Electric Vehicles. Route Fifty
  • How to make telehealth more permanent after COVID-19. Brookings Institution

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • Infrastructure Stakeholders Press Congress for Highway Law Extension. Transport Topics
  • Amtrak Chief Pleads for Nearly $5 Billion to Survive Pandemic. New York Times
  • United for Infrastructure 2020, formerly known as Infrastructure Week, starts as a virtual event on September 14, with speakers addressing how the US can #RebuildBetter. Business Insider
  • How Travel Will Change Post-Pandemic: 10 Expert Predictions. Wall Street Journal
  • US to stop enhanced coronavirus screening for international travelers. The Hill

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