The Weekly Trek: February 5, 2016

The Weekly Trek: February 5, 2016

Weekly Trek

February 5, 2016

Top Political News

  • Obama claims credit for strong economy, says ‘Americans are working’. Washington Post
  • Iowa caucus winners and losers. The Hill
  • Clinton-Sanders battle boils over in debate between resolute contenders. Washington Post
  • Poll: Sanders nearly tied with Clinton nationwide. The Hill
  • Hardliners may force ‘one-way ticket to an omnibus’ – Rogers. E&E Publishing


  • FAA overhaul bill stirs uproar. Wall Street Journal
  • Rep. Bill Shuster: How to fix America’s crumbling aviation system. Fox News
  • Obama to push for $10-per-barrel oil tax for green transportation plan. The Hill
  • A conversation with Alan Boyd, the first Secretary of Transportation. Eno
  • Lawmakers ground airport fee hike. The Hill
  • FRA releases status of railroads’ PTC timelines. Progressive Railroading
  • Travel groups urge Congress to study airline competition. USA Today
  • US Transportation Secretary says Elon Musk’s Hyperloop could be the next ‘moonshot’. The Verge

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Obama to seek $8.27B for EPA, $1.65B for climate fund. E&E Publishing
  • White House to SCOTUS: Bid to block climate rule ‘unprecedented.’ The Hill
  • Democrats had a lot of GOP help on Energy Bill vote. Roll Call
  • Oregon Secretary of State joins the crowd investigating Energy Department tax credits. Oregonian
  • Obama’s hidden climate leverage. Politico
  • Has the U.S. really reached an epic turning point in energy? National Geographic
  • Energy Bill amendment would streamline administration’s approach to biomass. EESI


  • Unions Matter. Medium
  • West Virginia House passes right-to-work bill, after harsh debate. Washington Post
  • Kentucky county to appeal federal ruling striking right-to-work law. Reuters
  • Obamas quiet crusade against a broke retirement system. Forbes

Taxation, Trade, & Defense

  • Obama, Ryan see potential for a tax-policy compromise. Wall Street Journal
  • Thornberry to introduce acquisition reform bill. Defense News
  • After following similar path, defense contractors stake out different strategies. Inside Defense

Click here to receive the Weekly Trek in your inbox. 

No Comments

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.