September 29, 2017

September 29, 2017

Top Political News

  • Gerrymandering, a Tradition as Old as the Republic, Faces a Reckoning. Wall Street Journal
  • U.S. to Pull More Diplomats Out of Cuba After Attacks. NY Times
  • Senate GOP budget sets Obamacare repeal aside, orders tax bill drafted by November. Washington Post
  • Moore’s win conjures 2018 nightmare — for both parties. Politico
  • White House launches probe of private email accounts. Politico
  • Gov. Kate Brown announces re-election bid. Portland Tribune
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • House, Senate hearings examine wildfire mitigation, funding. Agri-Pulse
  • Energy Department Urges Pricing Shift that Could Bolster Coal, Nuclear. Wall Street Journal
  • Trump Waives Jones Act for Puerto Rico, Easing Hurricane Aid Shipments. NY Times
  • Interior to seek changes to sage grouse protections. The Hill
  • Disagreement threatens to derail Willamette Falls riverwalk project. Portland Business Journal
  • “Kick Ash” campaign invites Portlanders to support the Gorge after fires. Portland Alliance

Indian Affairs

  • Native tribes deserve respect for work on the Bears Ears Monument. The Hill
  • Cherokee Nation receives visit from US Health Secretary Tom Price. Cherokee Nation
  • Northwest tribes face uncertainty in looking at D.C. Tribal Tribune


Taxation, Trade, & Defense

  • Republican Tax Plan Quickly Hits First Hurdle. Wall Street Journal
  • Senate Unveils Budget Blueprint Allowing $1.5 Trillion in Tax Cuts. NY Times
  • Kelly folds Navarro’s trade shop into National Economic Council. Politico
  • Everything you need to know about the Big 6 tax plan. Politico
  • NAFTA negotiators notch a chapter, set up fourth round of talks for October. The Hill
  • Mexico opens way for NAFTA talks to run into 2018. Reuters


  • Elon Musk Projects First Private Trips to Mars by Middle of Next Decade. Wall Street Journal
  • Technology, Not Trade, Blamed for U.S. Job Losses in WTO Report. WTO
  • Delphi Automotive Renames Itself ‘Aptiv’ in Software-Focused Makeover. Wall Street Journal
  • Ford and Lyft Sign Driverless-Car Agreement. Wall Street Journal


  • Senators reach deal on self-driving car bill. The Hill
  • USDOT to streamline environmental reviews for multimodal projects. Progressive Railroading
  • ‘Infrastructure’ is in the eye of the beholder. Washington Post
  • Trump backs off vow that private sector should help pay for infrastructure package. Washington Post
  • Federal Railroad Administration Nominee Plans to Push Rail Industry to Self-Regulate. DeSmog
  • Norfolk Southern appoints Galanko, Scheib to new posts. Progressive Railroading
  • Washington Senator Wants Her State To Help Develop Oregon Tolling Plan. OPB
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