Balanced Reporting. Trusted Insights. Tuesday, August 16, 2022


Crunch time for Obama trade agenda

Obama, trade, Trade Promotion Authority, TPA, Kevin McCarth, HR 1890, Sander Levin, House Ways and Means, Trans-Pacific Partnership, TPP, Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, T-TIP, TTIP, Mike Conaway, AFL-CIO
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COOL, CFTC face House votes

While the timing for TPA remains up in the air, the House is scheduled to vote next on bills to repeal country-of-origin labeling (COOL) requirements for meat (HR 2393) and to reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
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Senate panel sets attack on WOTUS rule

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will vote sometime in the next two weeks on a bill to kill the rule re-defining what streams, ditches and wetlands will be regulated under the Clean Water Act as waters of the United States (WOTUS).
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Changing science fuels GOP pushback on dietary rules

Dietary science has always been shifting and incomplete. ThatÐs the reason the federal dietary guidelines are required by law to be revised every five years. But recent shifts in scientific thinking and increasingly public debates have emboldened critics inside and outside Congress t
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WOTUS rule to get key Senate test

The SenateÐs budget resolution is providing an important chance for senators to test support for a number of issues, and no vote may be more interesting than one expected today, Wednesday, on the Obama administrationÐs proposed Clean Water Act rule.
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