September 17, 2021

September 17, 2021

Top News

  • Here are the major issues and deadlines facing Congress as lawmakers return to Washington. CNBC
  • Biden expects Congress to approve spending, infrastructure bills. Reuters
  • Treasury Releasing $13B More in Rental Aid to Successful Programs. RouteFifty 
  • The Capitol Will Face Its Biggest Security Test Since Jan. 6 On Saturday. NPR
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Congress Is Debating Its Biggest Climate Change Bill Ever. Here’s What’s At Stake. NPR
  • House Ag panel advances billions for forestry, climate research. Politico
  • As the largest-ever U.S. climate bill inches forward, a lobbying frenzy ensues. Washington Post
  • Infrastructure Bill Could Cut Carbon Emissions By Nearly a Gigaton. Scientific American
  • New bill looks to curb abuses of this charitable tax deduction for land preservation. CNBC

Indian Affairs

  • Push for Native American curriculum in schools makes gains. Associated Press
  • Global Indigenous Council Sends President Biden and Others a Message on California Recall Vote. Native News Online
  • US tribes demand emergency protection for wolves. Associated Press
  • U.S. officials, Native American leaders to meet on returning lands. Reuters


  • Labor unions, a key Democratic ally, lukewarm on Biden vaccine mandate. NBC News
  • An “Either Or” Approach: NLRB General Counsel Pushes for Expanded Remedies Against Employers Regardless of PRO Act’s Fate. JD Supra
  • U.S. Poverty Fell Last Year as Government Aid Made Up for Lost Jobs. New York Times
  • Agency Rule Prioritizing Visas for High-Wage Workers Set Aside. Bloomberg Law

Taxation & Trade

  • U.S. House Democrats seek to roll back Trump tax cuts for wealthy, corporations. Reuters
  • Biden to pick Californian to be chief agriculture negotiator. Politico
  • Top tax rate on capital gains could reach highest level since ’70s. CBS News
  • Biden Administration Takes Aim at China’s Industrial Subsidies. Wall Street Journal
  • Biden goes after top 1 percent in defending tax hikes. The Hill


  • Privacy advocate will be new Big Tech threat at FTC. Axios
  • Big Tech’s little mergers draw more U.S. antitrust scrutiny. Reuters
  • How Facebook Hobbled Mark Zuckerberg’s Bid to Get America Vaccinated. Wall Street Journal
  • The Battle for Digital Privacy Is Reshaping the Internet. New York Times

Transportation & Infrastructure 

  • Transportation organization issues support for infrastructure bill. Transportation Today
  • As traffic deaths climb, NTSB chair calls for ‘fundamental rethink’ of transportation planning. Smart Cities Dive
  • Five ways regional leaders can prepare future infrastructure workers now. Brookings Institute
  • City leaders should expand their purview of electric transportation beyond cars. Utility Dive

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