Congressional Republicans this week step up efforts to finalize a sweeping package of tax cuts, while the Senate Agriculture Committee’s GOP majority attempts to advance another of President Trump’s nominees for the Agriculture Department.
Senate Republicans look to pass their tax bill by the end of the week but it may take some last-minute modifications to satisfy at least two GOP senators’ concerns about the impact on small businesses.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2017 - The U.S. farming sector is quickly losing confidence that the Trump administration is looking out for farmers' interests as it negotiates a new North American Free Trade Agreement.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2017 - The Senate on Thursday confirmed a second new undersecretary for the Agriculture Department, Nebraska Agriculture Director Greg Ibach, who will oversee the department’s marketing and regulatory programs.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2017 - The House is poised to give quick approval to a Senate-passed budget resolution that will clear the way for a tax-cut bill without requiring any reduction in farm bill spending.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2017 - The Senate Agriculture Committee advanced the nominations of Bill Northey and Greg Ibach to serve as undersecretaries at USDA, but a potential legal snafu could hinder Northey’s initial work at the department.