The Weekly Trek: November 30, 2018

The Weekly Trek: November 30, 2018

Top Political News

  • After winning party’s nomination, Pelosi still has work to do to reclaim speaker’s gavel. Washington Post
  • Republican wins racially charged Senate race in Mississippi. Reuters
  • First bill for new House Democratic majority: Campaign finance, ethics reform. Politico
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy, Natural Resources, and Agriculture 

  • Deal to pass farm bill scraps House GOP plan for new food stamp work requirements. Washington Post
  • Cities Retrofit United Nations’ Goals to Remake the World. RouteFifty
  • Top Dem lawmaker likely to oversee Interior calls for Ryan Zinke’s resignation. The Hill
  • Five Big Ways the United States Will Need to Adapt to Climate Change. New York Times

Indian Affairs

  • Trump administration allows tribal housing at The Dalles to resume. The Oregonian
  • Is Half of Oklahoma an Indian Reservation? The Supreme Court Sifts the Merits. New York Times
  • Feds fail to prosecute crimes in Indian Country. High Country News


Taxation, Trade, & Defense

  • U.S., Mexico and Canada Sign Pact to Replace Nafta. Wall Street Journal
  • Senate GOP presses Trump to move on new NAFTA deal before Dems take over House. The Hill
  • Trump Cancels Meeting With Putin, Citing Naval Clash Between Russia and Ukraine. New York Times
  • House to Leave for Weekend Without Voting on Year-End Tax Bill (1). Bloomberg


  • Elon Musk ducks out of one Los Angeles tunnel but pursues another. Reuters
  • Lyft Bets Big on Bikes in NYC, and Uber is None Too Happy. Wired
  • A Map That Tracks Everything. The Atlantic
  • Self-driving Taxis Are Here. This is What It’s Like to Ride in One. Washington Post


  • FTA grants $281M to 5 transit projects. Smart Cities Dive
  • House Democrat says panel will revisit taxes, infrastructure. Associated Press
  • Bikeshare, Scooters, Cars, Trains, Bridges: One Agency to Rule Them All. CityLab
  • Without a Trump Infrastructure Plan, an Aging Ohio Bridge Is in Limbo. New York Times


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