September 25, 2020

September 25, 2020

Top News

  • House passes stopgap funding bill shortly after bipartisan deal. Roll Call
  • Democrats Crafting New $2.4 Trillion Stimulus Bill to Spur Talks. Bloomberg
  • Leading Candidates to Fill Supreme Court Vacancy. New York Times
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg Honored As The First Woman To Lie In State. NPR
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • House passes sweeping clean energy bill. The Hill
  • Climate change since 2000 will cut U.S. growth over next 30 years – CBO. Reuters
  • Trump Administration to Announce Plan to Open Tongass Forest to Logging. New York Times
  • From LA to Oslo, 12 cities pledge to divest from fossil fuel. Associated Press
  • GE is getting out of the coal power business. CNN Business

Indian Affairs

  • Two bills are passed to address missing and murdered Native American women. The Hill
  • For Native Americans, fighting this year’s wildfires comes with the cost of exposure to coronavirus. The Oregonian
  • COVID-19 data on Native Americans is ‘a national disgrace.’ This scientist is fighting to be counted. Science Magazine


  • Uber and Lyft Could Gain From U.S. Rule Defining Employment. New York Times
  • High Jobless Claims Suggest Slowing in Labor Market’s Recovery. Wall Street Journal
  • Half of states run out of funds for Trump’s $300 unemployment expansion. The Hill

Taxation & Trade

  • Global Trade Returns Faster Than Expected. Wall Street Journal
  • Why the U.S. Risks Repeating 2009’s Economic Stimulus Mistakes. New York Times
  • Fed policymakers vow to keep interest rates near zero, call for more fiscal help. Reuters
  • Why States and Localities Should Increase—Not Decrease—Spending. Route Fifty


  • State Investment in Broadband Improves Localities: Report. Governing
  • Airbnb’s Data ‘Portal’ Promises a Better Relationship With Cities. Bloomberg CityLab
  • Sidewalk Labs tool aims to boost building energy efficiency. SmartCitiesDive
  • Senate Still Divided on Comprehensive Data Privacy Legislation. Route Fifty

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • Vote to Approve Yearlong Highway Law Extension on Senate’s Agenda. Transport Topics
  • Trump Administration’s New Natural Gas Transportation Rule Sparks Safety Concerns. NPR
  • U.S. airline industry steps up aid push despite Washington impasse. Reuters
  • California’s Ban on New Gas Cars Further Upends Auto Industry. Wall Street Journal
  • The Pandemic Bike Boom Hits in Some Unexpected American Cities. Bloomberg CityLab

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