Lawmakers return from their extended summer recess facing pressure from farm groups to ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement and staring at an Oct. 1 deadline to pass a stopgap spending bill and avoid another government shutdown.
The White House steps up its campaign to get Congress to approve the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement this week, dispatching U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer for hearings on both sides of Capitol Hill.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2017 - The House plans to finish work this week on a giant, eight-bill appropriations measure as lawmakers look to set up negotiations with the Senate on a fiscal 2018 budget agreement.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2017 - The House adopted an amendment to its massive fiscal 2018 spending package that would prevent livestock operations from having to report air emissions of ammonia and other hazardous substances.
WASHINGTON, July 26, 2017 - The Senate and House are moving fiscal 2018 appropriations bills for the Agriculture Department and Food and Drug Administration that could make it easier to write a farm bill while pushing the Trump administration to curb regulations on a number of nutrition issues.
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2017 - The House takes up a package of appropriations bills this week that includes provisions to speed the repeal of the Obama-era “waters of the United States” rule and slash spending on next-generation biofuels.