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Sen. Dick Durbin

Vilsack, GOP senators tangle over farm workforce bill

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack sparred with Republican senators Wednesday over a House-passed bill that would create a pathway to citizenship for farmworkers, and the squabble showcased the divisions that have prevented Congress from passing immigration reform legislation for decades.
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Tracy Stone-Manning

Committee vote on tap for embattled BLM nominee

The nominee to lead the Bureau of Land Management, which manages about one of every 10 acres of surface lands in the U.S., will get a vote Thursday in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee after months of debate over her role in the spiking of trees on a national forest in 1989.
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EPAbuilding

Appeals court: EPA must examine RFS program's environmental impact

D.C. Circuit rejects challenges from refiners, biofuels industry
A federal appeals court has upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2019 renewable fuel volumes in the face of challenges from both the biofuels and oil industries, but also ordered EPA to re-examine the impacts of the program on the environment, particularly endangered species.
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