September 3, 2021

September 3, 2021

Top News

  • Manchin calls for ‘pause’ on $3.5 trillion budget bill. Roll Call
  • Drug industry banks on its Covid clout to halt Dems’ push on prices. Politico
  • The Supreme Court Heads Toward Reversing Abortion Rights. NPR
  • With Ida leaving nearly 1 million power outages, Louisiana residents now face gas shortages and dwindling supplies. CNN
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Biden Opens New Federal Office for Climate Change, Health and Equity. New York Times
  • The U.S. added more new energy capacity from wind than any other source last year. CNBC
  • 68 House Democrats urge more reconciliation money for Interior. Roll Call
  • White House adds to its climate science ranks. Axios

Indian Affairs

  • These Tribal Activists Want Biden To Stop A Planned Lithium Mine On Their Sacred Land. NPR
  • Native American tribes enforce mask mandates regardless of state bans. Guardian
  • Indian Boarding Schools’ Traumatic Legacy, And The Fight To Get Native Ancestors Back. NPR
  • Bill would ban Native American caricatures in schools. Eagle Times


  • Jobless claims total 340,000, lowest level since early days of pandemic. CNBC
  • Federal Jobless Aid, a Lifeline to Millions, Reaches an End. New York Times
  • Amazon’s new union battle: Teamsters go local to snarl expansion. Reuters
  • OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard to Expire December 2021. National Law Review

Taxation & Trade

  • The U.S. would be ‘wise’ to cut tariffs on China, says former trade negotiator. CNBC
  • Progressives prepare to launch counterattack in tax fight. The Hill
  • Businesses Push Biden to Develop China Trade Policy. New York Times
  • Taxing companies’ overseas profits could be the next rift among Democrats. Politico


  • Big Tech wants to build the ‘metaverse.’ What on Earth does that mean? Washington Post
  • Biden administration establishes program to recruit tech professionals to serve in government. The Hill
  • Facebook’s WhatsApp is fined for breaking the E.U.’s data privacy law. New York Times
  • Agencies warn of ransomware threats ahead of Labor Day weekend. The Hill

Transportation & Infrastructure 

  • Ida churns up tension on infrastructure vs. climate change. Politico
  • Groups, mayors urge U.S. Congress to back $10 billion in new public transit funding. Reuters
  • These charts show which states will get the most money from Biden’s infrastructure bill. CNBC
  • With big spending plans looming, key roles are unfilled at DOT. Roll Call

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