September 20, 2019

September 20, 2019

Top News

  • Bill de Blasio ends 2020 presidential campaign. Politico
  • Pelosi rolls out long-awaited bill to lower prescription drug costs. Washington Post
  • Trump denounces ‘partisan’ whistleblower but says ID unknown. Associated Press
  • Cokie Roberts, Pioneering Journalist Who Helped Shape NPR, Dies At 75. NPR
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy, Natural Resources, & Agriculture

  • Protesting Climate Change, Young People Take to Streets in a Global Strike. New York Times
  • California, 22 other states take Trump to court over climate change rules. Reuters
  • Energy Efficiency Across Transportation Sector Focus of House Hearing. Transport Topics

Indian Affairs 


  • Newsom signs bill rewriting California employment law, limiting use of independent contractors. LA Times
  • Truckers Tell FMCSA of Concerns About Coercion, Flexibility at HOS Listening Session. Transport Topics
  • Why GM Workers Are Striking. NPR
  • Trump’s Labor Nominee, Eugene Scalia, Poised to Advance in Senate. Wall Street Journal

Taxation & Trade

  • ANALYSIS: Proposed CFIUS Reform Regulations: A First Look. Bloomberg
  • Chinese officials cancel U.S. farm visits as Trump says he feels no pressure to cut trade deal before 2020 elections. Washington Post
  • Cost for last three government shutdowns estimated at $4 billion. The Hill
  • U.S. Energy Shares Soar After Attacks on Saudi Oil Facilities. Wall Street Journal


  • Automated Trucking Levels Up. Transport Topics
  • Lyft is adding bike lanes to its app to encourage safer riding. The Verge
  • Aspirin-by-Drone Closer in Alphabet-Walgreens Delivery Test. Bloomberg
  • First ‘High-Tech Census’ Raises Stakes for Local Government. Governing

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • Senate Committee Advances Fiscal 2020 Transportation Funding Bill. Transport Topics
  • Rescission Repeal Left Out Of House’s Continuing Resolution. AASHTO
  • Transit to the Trailhead: Bus Service in a Recreation Corridor Takes Off. Route Fifty
  • ASLRRA: Short-line tax credit now has historic support among House members. Progressive Railroading
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