Kevin McCarthy faces his first test as House speaker as Republicans consider a package of rules changes, the first action scheduled in the chamber since McCarthy won the post in the early hours of Saturday.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will be announcing new funding today to expand domestic meat processing capacity. Sixteen states will share the assistance, including California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, New York, Texas and Wisconsin.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a new round of climate-smart commodities projects, funding smaller initiatives that target niche markets and often have a greater role for minority farmers and institutions.
House Republicans may yet win control of the House when the final votes are counted. But the GOP leadership will have at best a very small majority that could make it difficult for them to pass legislative priorities.