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Articles by Philip Brasher

Farm groups fight currency amendment

Farm groups and agribusiness companies are urging the Senate to reject a proposed amendment to the fast-track trade bill aimed at stopping countries from manipulating their currency. A letter sent to senators said the amendment proposed by Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Debb
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FDA under bipartisan pressure to delay menu labeling

The Food and Drug Administration s requirement that restaurants start posting calorie counts later this year is raising concerns across the political spectrum. Some 32 senators, including the chairman and ranking Democrat on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee&&
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House panel readies COOL repeal

A bill to repeal the country-of-origin labeling law for beef and pork could start moving in the House as soon as next week. The World Trade Organization is expected on Monday to make public its ruling on the Obama administrationPs appeal of a decision against the law. House Agr
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Fast-track trade bill clears key Senate hurdle

With significant Democratic backing, the Senate moved forward on legislation to fast-track new trade agreements that the Obama administration is negotiating with the Pacific Rim and the European Union. In a victory for the White House and Republicans, the Senate voted 65-33 on
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