WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2017 - The U.S. shipping industry is facing a vicious circle. A decline in shipments of American food aid is causing the fleet to shrink. Now, lawmakers are citing that dwindling fleet as a reason to further reduce the amount of food aid shipped via U.S-flag carriers.
DES MOINES, Iowa, April 3, 2017 -- Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad heads to D.C. this week to meet with lawmakers and U.S. State Department officials about his nomination as Ambassador to China. The trip comes as Chinese President Xi Jinping prepares to meet with President Donald Trump in Florida, but Brandstad said he won’t be joining those discussions.