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Senator Dick Durbin
This week's guest on Open Mic is Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin. The Illinois Democrat sees promise in the opening weeks of the 114th Congress. Senator Durbin says more open floor debate may lead to compromise on complex issues including trade and nutrition, however, he believes tax reform and immigration may be too divisive for this Congress to resolve. During this in-depth interview, he also offers interesting perspective on crop insurance, estate taxes, GMO labeling, the Renewable Fuel Standard and the EPA.
- play April 24, 2015
March 27, 2015
Feature: Clayton Yeutter’s efforts, both in government and the private sector, have had a lasting impact on the worldwide economy. He served as Secretary of Agriculture, U.S. Trade Representative and Counselor to the President, and also spent several years as CEO of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Returning to the private sector in 1993, Yeutter joined what has become Hogan Lovells, LLP, where his focus is on trade issues. Now he’s giving back to his alma mater, the University of Nebraska, to help prepare skilled graduates for in-demand careers in global trade and finance.
Feature: Republican freshman Ralph Abraham represents the largest row crop district in America, Louisiana's 5th Congressional District. In this edition of Meet the Lawmaker, Abraham tells Agri-Pulse why he ran for Congress and what he hopes to accomplish on the House Agriculture and Veterans' Affairs committees.