House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., insists that Democratic leaders are on track to pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill this week while also reaching agreement on President Biden’s Build Back Better bill.
Democratic leaders are trying to nail down an agreement this week on President Joe Biden’s Build Build Better package of social spending and climate policy ahead of his pivotal trip to Europe for a G20 summit and the international climate conference in Glasgow.
The Department of Agriculture is making available $1.15 billion through USDA's Reconnect program to provide rural areas with highspeed internet. The department will start taking applications for grants and loans November 24.
Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill insist they are getting closer to a deal on President Biden’s Build Back Better plan. Sen. Joe Manchin, one of two key moderate Democrats, told reporters Thursday the talks were “making good progress.” But he also said he didn’t expect a deal “anytime soon.”
New legislation from a bipartisan contingent of House members would create a contract library in the beef industry, something the sector has called for amidst a push to add transparency into opaque transactions.
A bipartisan group of House members is introducing a bill to create a beef industry contract library that producers could consult in marketing their cattle. The House Agriculture Committee is expected to consider the measure on Thursday.
The new leader of USDA's rural development efforts wants to underscore the importance and diversity of farm country in her actions as undersecretary, offering priorities that mirror the Biden White House and Vilsack Department of Agriculture in the process.