July 7, 2017

July 7, 2017

The Weekly Trek

July 7, 2017

Top Political News

  • Economy adds 222K jobs in June, beating expectations. The Hill
  • House panel might mark up budget next week. The Hill
  • Will the GOP Health Bill Pass? Watch These Senators for Clues. Wall Street Journal
  • Ethics director who clashed with Trump resigns. The Hill
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • World leaders braced for tough talks with Trump on climate, trade in G20 summit. Economic Times
  • Can Zinke squeeze more oil from public lands? E&E
  • How Colorado Lured the Biggest Trade Show in the Outdoor Industry. Outside
  • Inside the ‘dirty’ fight to leave the Paris deal. E&E
  • Congressional bill would prevent breaching of 4 Snake River dams. The Oregonian

Indian Affairs

  • Cuts to tribes, lands would be ‘devastating,’ former Interior secretary says. KUOW
  • Tribes oppose removal of grizzly from protected status. Seattle Times
  • Swinomish Lawsuit Against BNSF Railway Could Go to Trial in 2018. Indian Country Today
  • North Dakota Tribes Seek State Help With Addiction Treatment. AP


  • Black Workers Face a Tough Labor-Market Slog During Recessions. Bloomberg
  • Seniors are digging the gig life in the sharing economy. Dallas Morning News
  • The Angst of Endangered CEOs: ‘How Much Time Do I Have?’. Wall Street Journal
  • Why Washington can’t fix the new housing crisis. Politico

Taxation, Trade, & Defense

  • At G-20, E.U. warns of trade war if Trump imposes restrictions on steel. Washington Post
  • Border Tax Could Be Negotiating Position for GOP Leaders. BNA
  • Trump strikes bipartisan tone on energy exports to Europe. E&E
  • G20 leaders to address taxation of digital economy: Schaeuble on ZDF. Reuters
  • Democrats urge Gov. Inslee to veto tax cut for manufacturers. Seattle Times


  • Lawmakers, Experts Explore How to Test, Regulate, Deploy Driverless Vehicles. AASHTO
  • Volvo, Betting on Electric, Moves to Phase Out Conventional Engines. New York Times
  • Innovation vs. the ants. Politico
  • Jawbone is going out of business. The Verge
  • What Silicon Valley needs is some old-fashioned HR know-how. Washington Post
  • Saltzman wants resolution opposing Trump’s net neutrality rollback. Portland Business Journal


  • GOP chairman: Trump’s infrastructure plan may slip to next year. The Hill
  • The Trump Administration Is Reworking a Multi-Billion Dollar U.S. DOT Grant Program. Route Fifty
  • Why Tesla needs the Model 3 to thrive in a future it helped create. Washington Post
  • Feds probing implementation of train safety technology. The Hill
  • Senate sends $5.3 transportation package to governor. Portland Business Journal
  • Electric vehicle incentives included in transportation package. Portland Tribune

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