Many areas covered by the Obama administration’s “waters of the U.S.” rule would be removed from federal oversight under a proposal released today by the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers.
A compromise farm bill ready for final congressional votes melds a variety of Senate and House improvements to the major commodity programs, boosts spending on several major conservation programs while also creating a new $30 million a year program to fight animal diseases.
British Prime Minister Theresa May today called off a Tuesday vote by the U.K. Parliament on her negotiated plan to withdraw from the European Union. Without giving a specific timeline, May said the vote was delayed because she believed her Brexit plan "would be rejected by a significant margin.”
Lawmakers seek to move their long-awaited farm bill this week, and the Trump administration is set to release a new “waters of the U.S.” rule that would remove ephemeral streams and many wetlands from federal jurisdiction.