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Articles by Philip Brasher

Roberts determined to rewrite child nutrition law

Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts said hes intent on enacting a new child nutrition law by Sept. 30, giving schools more flexibility in meeting standards for school meals. But Roberts acknowledged the battle he faces in rewriting the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of
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Senate GOP sets up first key fast-track trade vote

Senate Republican leaders are pushing ahead with a fast-track trade bill, setting up the first key vote for next Tuesday. The 60-vote threshold on the GOP move to proceed with the legislation will provide a test of White House leadership and internal Democratic divisions on the tra
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House Republicans split over Ex-Im renewal

The future of the Export-Import Bank remains in doubt amid bitter, internal divisions in the House GOP caucus. That uncertainty is a particular concern for agricultural equipment manufacturers, which along with other sectors that relies on Ex-Im financing.
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Reid threatens to delay fast-track trade bill

Senate Republicans insist they will move forward with passing a fast-track trade bill despite Democratic threats to slow it down. Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., says the Senate doesnðt have time to consider the bill before June because of the looming expiration of
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