September 27, 2019

September 27, 2019

Top News

  • The Trump-Ukraine Affair: What You Need To Know And What’s Coming Next. NPR
  • Senate passes stopgap spending bill to keep government open through Nov. 21, sending measure to Trump. Washington Post
  • U.S. House votes again to end Trump’s border emergency declaration. Reuters
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy, Natural Resources, & Agriculture

  • Oregon Governor’s Council Projects Big Bill To Manage Wildfire. Oregon Public Broadcasting
  • Trump officials threaten to withhold highway funding from California for its ‘chronic air quality problems.’ Washington Post
  • Auto Makers Set to Meet With Justice Department on Antitrust Probe. Wall Street Journal
  • ‘You are failing us’: Plans, frustration at UN climate talks. Associated Press
  • The Storm of the Century Could Soon Happen Every Year. CityLab

Indian Affairs 

  • Chemawa Indian School Superintendent Leaves For Job In South Dakota. Oregon Public Broadcasting
  • 6 Native leaders on what it would look like if the US kept its promises. Vox
  • Native American communities, hard hit by the opioid crisis, seek innovative solutions. Cronkite News


  • Senate confirms Eugene Scalia for Labor secretary. Politico
  • House Democrats to Renew Push for Worker Misclassification Bill. Bloomberg Law
  • More Workers to Qualify for Overtime Pay. Wall Street Journal

Taxation & Trade

  • Democrats vow trade deal talks will continue despite impeachment push. Politico
  • White House Weighs Limits on U.S. Portfolio Flows Into China. Bloomberg
  • Trump Announces a Trade Pact With Japan. New York Times
  • Huge trade tariffs could hit Europe next week if US wins WTO dispute. CNBC


  • Legal Battles Brewing Between Cities and Big Telcos over Utility Pole Fees During the 5G Buildout. CQ-Roll Call
  • Cyber rules for self-driving cars stall in Congress. The Hill
  • Lyft’s New App Features Real-Time Public Transit Info. CityLab

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • Senate Transportation Funding Bill Would Cut Small Project Transit Grants. Route Fifty
  • Lawmakers press FAA on slow implementation of key mandates. Washington Post
  • DeFazio: House Transportation Panel Likely to Take Up Highway Bill Early Next Year. Transport Topics
  • APTA calls on feds to increase commuter rail funding for PTC, other safety efforts. Progressive Railroading
  • Highway Trust Fund, Infrastructure Investment Focus Of House Budget Hearing. AASHTO Journal
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