September 18, 2020

September 18, 2020

Top News

  • Lawmakers Close In on Spending Deal to Avert Shutdown. Wall Street Journal
  • Congress starts its weekend no closer to a coronavirus deal. Politico
  • Poll: Biden Maintains Lead Over Trump With Likely Voters. NPR
  • CDC says asymptomatic people should get tested for COVID-19 after all. The Verge
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Rain helps efforts to control blazes in U.S. West; one firefighter dies. Reuters
  • Scientific American backs Biden in first-ever endorsement. Politico
  • Strained Rural Water Utilities Buckle Under Pandemic Pressure. Route Fifty
  • Dakota Access Oil Pipe Likely Safe From Shutdown Through 2020. Bloomberg Law
  • Transition to EVs could save $72B in health costs: American Lung Association. SmartCitiesDive

Indian Affairs

  • Native American communities make a final push to get out the vote this November. The Hill
  • Tribe rushes to beat use-or-lose deadline on COVID-19 relief funds. Cronkite News
  • Native American Remains And Artifacts Returned To Colorado After 130 Years. CBS Denver


  • Top NLRB Lawyer Warns of Employer Violations During Pandemic. Bloomberg Law
  • U.S. Unemployment Claims Held Steady at 860,000 Last Week. Wall Street Journal
  • House Committee subpoenas labor board over conflict of interest questions. Washington Post

Taxation & Trade

  • Where Trump and Biden Stand on Tax Policy. Wall Street Journal
  • Fed Debates Next Steps After Shifting Approach to Rate-Setting. New York Times
  • WTO says U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods violated international trade rules. CNBC
  • Fed officials tussle over practical meaning of new inflation policy. Reuters


  • What’s Next for the House-Passed Internet of Things Security Bill. Route Fifty
  • U.S. To Bar Downloads Of TikTok, WeChat. NPR
  • Flying cars are on the ‘horizon of a reimagined tomorrow’ in LA. SmartCitiesDive

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • Groups to Congress: extend surface transportation funding, add emergency funds for states. Transportation Today
  • The West’s Wildfires Collide With its Housing Crisis. Bloomberg CityLab
  • How the Covid-19 pandemic is changing urban mobility. ScienceX
  • 7 must-ask connectivity questions for transit agencies. SmartCitiesDive

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