September 24, 2021

September 24, 2021

Top News

  • Without congressional action, states start drawing new maps. Roll Call
  • The U.S. could run out of cash to pay its bills as early as Oct. 15, analysts say. New York Times
  • Biden urges all eligible Americans to get a booster shot. The Hill
  • Democrats agree on tax ‘framework’ to pay for huge $3.5T package. News Nation
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Biden vows a new era of ‘relentless diplomacy’ as the world contends with Covid, climate change and China. CNBC
  • This Powerful Democrat Linked to Fossil Fuels Will Craft the U.S. Climate Plan. New York Times
  • The carbon toll of summer blazes. Axios
  • Congress and Reconciliation: Why This New Clean Energy Program Matters. The Equation

Indian Affairs

  • Media Fascination With The Petito Mystery Looks Like Racism To Some Native Americans. NPR
  • Native Americans aim to boost voting power in New Mexico. Associated Press
  • Methamphetamine Deaths Soar, Hitting Black And Native Americans Especially Hard. NPR
  • New Mexico Indian Affairs Dept. Partners With ‘Honoring Native Life’ For Suicide Prevention Aid In Tribal Communities. Los Alamos Post


  • Biden wants union jobs and clean air. Delivering both might be tough. Politico
  • In a First, Washington Will Draft Rules on Workplace Heat Dangers. New York Times
  • Unions squeeze pro-labor priorities into Democrats’ spending bill. Politico
  • California governor signs bill that could push Amazon to change labor practices. New York Times

Taxation & Trade

  • Senate confirms Biden nominee for top Treasury tax position. The Hill
  • China’s CPTPP Move Puts U.S. Trade Policy on Back Foot. Bloomberg
  • Democrats want $273 billion in tax credits to achieve Biden’s climate goals. Yahoo Finance
  • Biden administration struggles to fix ailing supply chain as holiday season looms. Washington Post


  • Here’s why Amazon is lobbying the government to legalize marijuana. The Hill
  • Senate eyes tech firms’ data troves. Axios
  • Nine charts that show who’s winning the U.S.-China tech race. Washington Post
  • The Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou is set to be released. New York Times

Transportation & Infrastructure 

  • OR: TriMet faces driver shortage as it looks to rebuild from pandemic. Mass Transit
  • House committee sets aside $4B for transportation carbon reduction initiatives in reconciliation bill. Smart Cities Dive
  • U.S. DOT announces $409.6 million for bus fleets. Transportation Today
  • LA Metro board approves free transit pilot program for students. Daily News

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