Counties in heavily forested areas of the western United States are pleading with Congress to provide permanent funding for a program designed to partially compensate them for the sharp decline in timber sales from non-taxpaying national forests.
Republican and Democratic senators let loose Wednesday with scathing criticism for President Donald Trump’s escalating tariffs and tariff threats that are attracting retaliation from around the globe.
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross tried to defend the tariffs at a Senate hearing, but most of the lawmakers appeared not to be swayed.
President Donald Trump has announced his intentions to shrink national monuments created under the Antiquities Act by previous administrations, giving a boost to grazing advocates but infuriating environmental groups in the process.
WASHINGTON, April 6, 2017 – The schedule for a Senate Finance Committee vote to advance the nomination of Robert Lighthizer to be the next U.S. Trade Representative remains uncertain after a delay was announced today.