Federal Relations

June 26, 2020

What We’re Reading this Week (June 22nd-26th, 2020)

Below is a selection of articles the Federal Relations team read this week.

Reopening DC: Washington, DC entered phase 2 of reopening on June 22nd, allowing limited indoor retail and dining. More at NBC Washington.

Boeing 737 MAX: International Regulators, including the EU, want significant design changes in order for the 737 MAX to fly again, after two deadly crashes and drawn-out scandal over design flaws. More at Seattle Times.

Seattle Police: Mayor Jenny Durkan announced a proposed $20 million budget cut to Seattle Police, as the agency reoccupied the East Precinct on Capitol Hill, which had been taken by protesters. Full story at Seattle Times.

CHOP: Several business owners in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle will sue the City, claiming harm caused by the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP). More at King 5.

East Coast Quarantine: New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut will require visitors from 8 different states to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival, citing high COVID infection rates. More at CNN.

China and India Clash: Recent satellite photos indicate China has built structures in a disputed border area near the Himalayan Mountains, where Indian and Chinese troops fought earlier this month leaving at least 20 Indian soldiers dead. More at BBC.