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Drone Access to U.S. Skies Faces Significant Hurdles

posted on July 3, 2014 at 9:32 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal effort to provide civilian drones regular access to U.S. skies faces significant hurdles and won't meet a September 2015 deadline set by Congress, a government watchdog said Monday.  Despite years of... Full Story

House panel votes to allow waivers on school meals

posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:27 PM

A House committee has endorsed a Republican plan to allow some schools to opt out of healthier meal standards. Full Story

Red River diversion stays in water bill

posted on May 16, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Authorization for the Red River diversion will be included in a water projects bill negotiated between the U.S. House and Senate. Full Story

House, Senate unveil water project bill compromise

posted on May 16, 2014 at 11:06 AM

House and Senate negotiators on Thursday unveiled a compromise bill that authorizes billions of dollars for water projects over the next decade, from flood protections in California to deepening Georgia's rapidly growing Port of Savannah. Full Story

President Obama Releases 2015 Budget

posted on March 7, 2014 at 5:49 PM

President Obama Releases 2015 Budget
President Obama releases the 2015 budget proposal and Republicans say it is dead on arrival. Full Story

Farm Bill Clears House Hurdle

posted on January 31, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Farm Bill Clears House Hurdle
After years of drafts, amendments and delays, the near $1 trillion Farm Bill finally made it through the House of Representatives this week winning bipartisan support. Full Story

2013 in Review

posted on December 27, 2013 at 5:04 PM

2013 in Review
2013 began in a similar fashion as the year it followed: as lawmakers dealt with a severe case of “electile dysfunction” in Washington. Full Story

Scientists Oppose Logging Bills in Congress

posted on November 8, 2013 at 12:13 PM

RENO, Nev. (AP) — More than 200 biologists, ecologists and other scientists are urging Congress to defeat legislation they say would destroy critical wildlife habitat by setting aside U.S. environmental laws to speed logging of burned trees... Full Story

Conference Committee Opens Farm Bill

posted on November 1, 2013 at 5:24 PM

Conference Committee Opens Farm Bill
The Farm Bill entered a phase not seen in years this week, as the gavel fell to open the conference committee. The 41-members come from both chambers and spent most of the initial session delivering prepared remarks about their hopes for the Farm... Full Story

Food Stamp Cuts Kick in as Congress Debates More

posted on November 1, 2013 at 10:47 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 47 million Americans who receive food stamps will see their benefits go down starting Friday, just as Congress begins negotiations on further cuts to the program.Beginning in November, a temporary benefit from... Full Story

Farm Bill Conference Committee Set to Meet

posted on October 25, 2013 at 6:01 PM

Farm Bill Conference Committee Set to Meet
As Congress gets back to the business of governing, rural advocates are hoping a bipartisan conference committee is a sign of progress for legislation that has languished for years. Full Story

Government Shutdown Ends, Debt Remains

posted on October 18, 2013 at 6:41 PM

Government Shutdown Ends, Debt Remains
The deal approved late Wednesday by Congress, and signed into law by President Obama reopens the federal government through Jan. 15 and permits the Treasury to add to America’s cavernous 16.7 trillion debt – but only through Feb. 7. Full Story

Minnesota Senator Confident Farm Bill Passes This Year

posted on October 18, 2013 at 6:40 PM

Sen. Amy Klobuchar says she's optimistic that Congress will pass a farm bill this year. Full Story

Lack of USDA Reports Creates Uncertainty

posted on October 11, 2013 at 3:57 PM

Lack of USDA Reports Creates Uncertainty
Farmers and livestock producers use the Agriculture Department reports to make decisions on everything from which crops to plant to how and when to market their goods. Full Story

High-Profile Task Force Backs Path To Citizenship

posted on August 16, 2013 at 3:14 PM

The proposals were aimed at influencing the debate on immigration, with Congress on a five-week summer recess and Senate-passed immigration legislation stalled in the GOP-controlled House. Full Story
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