The Senate Finance Committee will mark up legislation Thursday to renew various expired tax provisions, known as â€œtax extenders,â€ and to provide assistance for biodiesel, cellulosic biofuel and other renewable fuels.
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., released a fiscal year 2015 budget proposal Tuesday that aims to reduce federal spending by $5.1 trillion over 10 years and includes policy recommendations on EPA regulations and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), as well as poss
FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg told Congress last week that sheâ€™ll seek a â€œreasonable solutionâ€ to a dispute between her agency and the brewing industry over how to handle the protein-rich spent grains that result from the beer-making process.
Several factors contributed to the shortage of propane in the Midwest and Northeast last winter, and the government should take steps to ensure it does not happen again, lawmakers and witnesses told the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Thursday.
Legislation to authorize construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline was introduced late Thursday by Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D.
Despite years of high feed costs and tight margins, the outlook for livestock and poultry appears to be improving, but significant challenges face the beef and pork sectors, a top USDA official told a House panel Wednesday.
Getting Congress to approve comprehensive immigration reform, including a path to legal status for undocumented farm workers, should be â€œan easy lift,â€ but is being blocked by a small group of House Republican lawmakers, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Monday.
Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., pressed the State Department today to conduct an â€œindependent, comprehensiveâ€ study of potential health impacts associated with the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project.
House Republicans are trying to figure out how to deal with states they believe are circumventing the intent of Congress by upping home heating assistance to lessen federal cuts in benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), according to Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Ala.