July 14, 2017

July 14, 2017

The Weekly Trek

July 14, 2017

Top Political News

  • Scalise upgraded to fair condition. Politico
  • Senate Republicans Unveil New Health Bill but Divisions Remain. NY Times
  • FBI Director Nominee Christopher Wray Promises to Act Independently. Wall Street Journal
  • Senate Fight Over Trump’s Nominees Heats Up. Wall Street Journal

Energy & Natural Resources

  • House panel approves $31.4B Interior, EPA funding bill. The Hill
  • House committee approves spending bill for energy, water programs. The Hill
  • Zinke ‘would love’ to transfer commuter roads to DOT, states. E&E
  • South-central Oregon wildfire grows to 6,200 acres; firefighters battling blazes across the West. Oregonian
  • Oregon AG Threatens Legal Action To Protect Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. Oregon Public Broadcasting

Indian Affairs


  • Labor board is set for power shift under Trump. The Hill
  • Right-to-Work Law Survives Legal Challenge in Wisconsin. Governing
  • Uber Drivers Win Preliminary Class-Action Status in Labor Case. NY Times
  • Why Millennials Should Lead the Next Labor Movement. NY Times

Taxation, Trade, & Defense

  • Tax executives see tax reform as biggest challenge. Accounting Today
  • Trump Targets Local Tax Write-Off, But May Hit House Republicans. Bloomberg
  • U.S.-China Trade Tensions Are About to Get Ugly Again. Wall Street Journal
  • A Risky Mix: Cutting Taxes for the Rich and Aid for the Poor. NY Times
  • The Trump Vision for America Abroad. NY Times


  • Microsoft wants to bring 2 million rural Americans online by 2022. Washington Post
  • Uber Offers a Thankless Job, and the Applications Flood In. NY Times
  • Could a Robot Be President? Politico
  • Wyden: Save ‘net neutrality,’ resist FCC changes. Portland Tribune
  • Portland learns how to be a smarter city. Portland Tribune


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