WASHINGTON, July 19, 2017 - Bills to delist gray wolves in the Great Lakes region, give states a larger role in listing imperiled species and cap attorney fees awarded to Endangered Species Act litigants were the subjects of debate at a House Natural Resources Committee hearing today.
WASHINGTON, July 12, 2017 – Witnesses and lawmakers at a House Agriculture Committee hearing today showed broad support for immigration reform and mechanization research to address labor shortages faced by specialty crop producers.
WASHINGTON, June 22, 2017 - House Agriculture Committee members agreed with officials from land-grant and non-land grant universities on the importance of agricultural research at a hearing today, as the committee continues the process of preparing for the 2018 farm bill.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 23, 2017 - Sonny Perdue, President Trump’s nominee for agriculture secretary, gets his long-awaited confirmation hearing today. Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., says he expects much of the questioning to focus on the tough farm economy as well as concerns in the farm sector about the president’s trade policy.
WASHINGTON, March 22, 2017 – Congressional budget analysts estimate that a key change sought by dairy producers to the Margin Protection Program could cost more than $2 billion, a price tag that leaders of the House Agriculture Committee said is unrealistic.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 22, 2017 - President Donald Trump explained in his 1987 book The Art of the Deal that “my style of deal-making is quite simple and straightforward. I aim very high, and then I just keep pushing and pushing and pushing to get what I’m after.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 17, 2017 - The Senate is finally starting to move on Sonny Perdue’s nomination to become agriculture secretary. Leaders of the Senate Agriculture Committee announced last night that they will hold Perdue’s confirmation hearing next Thursday.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 1, 2017 - President Trump used his first speech to Congress last night to outline an ambitious agenda that includes $1 trillion in infrastructure spending as well as tax cuts and health care and immigration reform.