Rubén Gallego, Raúl Grijalva, and Deb Haaland Demand Interior Consult with Tribes on Proposed Changes to Historic Property Preservation Process

The Trump administration is proposing changes that would make federal agencies the sole entities empowered to nominate properties on public lands for preservation and would eliminate the appeals process for individual citizens -- a change that would adversely affect Indian Country. Representatives Rubén Gallego (D-AZ), Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), and Deb Haaland (D-NM) sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt and the Acting Director of the National Park Service criticizing the Department’s proposed rule.

Nydia Velázquez Aims to Boost Marijuana Small Business

Economic experts predict that the marijuana industry could one day reach $166 billion in annual sales, but questions around diversity and equality continue to be a top issue. Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) introduced legislation last month to extend several Small Business Administration (SBA) initiatives to small businesses operating in the cannabis sector.

WSJ Staffs Up

The Wall Street Journal has hired Talal Ansari to cover U.S. news and added Josh Rivera to be part of its audience strategy team, leading audience voices and community.