June 9, 2017

June 9, 2017

The Weekly Trek

June 9, 2017

Top Political News

  • Five takeaways from Comey’s dramatic testimony. Politico
  • Writers From the Right and Left React to Comey’s Testimony. NY Times
  • Britain’s Conservatives Lose Majority. NY Times
  • House eyes omnibus deal by August recess. E&E
  • Trump, GOP plot path for agenda. The Hill
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Trump’s Federal Land-Use Regulatory Battle Targets Obama’s Sage Grouse Rules. Route Fifty
  • Trump may restrict length of environmental reviews under infrastructure plan. The Hill
  • GOP climate policy survives Trump’s bombshell. E&E
  • Zinke wants Congress’ help managing America’s treasures. E&E
  • 21 U.S. senators blast Trump proposal to sell BPA power grid. Seattle Times
  • Northwest States, Cities Pledge To Uphold The Paris Climate Deal. Oregon Public Broadcasting

Indian Affairs

  • Former Obama Indian Head Calls Out Trump Tribal Land Acquisition Cuts. Indian Country Today
  • Republicans Criticize Trump’s Budget for Cuts in Appalachia, Indian Country. Morning Consult
  • Tribal Land Acquisition Protected in Trump Budget Despite Deep Cuts in Many Indian Areas. Indian Country Today


  • Labor Department rescinds Obama-era guidance on joint-employers. Reuters
  • Trump Plan to Overhaul Labor Watchdogs Faces Opposition. AP
  • Under Trump, Worker Protections Are Viewed With New Skepticism. NY Times
  • In a setback for unions, Labor Department moves to revoke Obama-era ‘persuader rule’. Washington Post

Taxation, Trade, & Defense

  • Hatch Optimistic on GOP Tax Agreement But No Answer Yet on Rates, Revenue. Wall Street Journal
  • To Lower the Corporate Tax Rate, Lawmakers Will Have to Think Outside the Box. Tax Foundation
  • President’s tax reform push enters next phase. The Hill


  • Battery storage: The next disruptive technology in the power sector. McKinsey
  • Delphi, the Auto Parts Supplier, Embarks on a High-Tech Overhaul. NY Times
  • Uber Fires 20 Amid Investigation Into Workplace Culture. NY Times
  • Volkswagen’s Electric Effort Charges Up Detractors. Wall Street Journal
  • Playing Catch-Up to Uber on Self-Driving, Lyft Teams Up With Partners. NY Times
  • No driver? No problem: Self-driving cars could soon be tested on Washington roads. Seattle Times


  • Donald Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Faces an Urban-Rural Divide in Congress. Wall Street Journal
  • Trump’s ‘infrastructure week’ goes off the rails. The Hill
  • Trump Air-Traffic Plan Faces Turbulence. Wall Street Journal
  • When Companies Lead on Infrastructure, Taxpayers Often Bear the Costs. NY Times
  • Agribusiness Angles for Infrastructure Upgrades on U.S. Inland Waterways. Wall Street Journal
  • Building a Sustainable ‘Highway of the Future’. Pew Charitable Trust

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