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House Panel Votes to Repeal Country-Origin Meat Labeling Law

posted on May 22, 2015 at 3:42 PM

A House committee has voted to get rid of labels on packages of meat that say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. Full Story

House votes to block EPA regulation of streams, wetlands

posted on May 15, 2015 at 12:10 PM

House Republicans on Tuesday voted to block government rules that would clarify which streams, tributaries and wetlands should be protected from pollution and development under the Clean Water Act. Full Story

FACT CHECK: Estate tax hits fewer than 1 percent of estates

posted on April 17, 2015 at 2:46 PM

The federal estate tax inspires a lot of heated political rhetoric for a tax that very few people actually pay. The House is scheduled to vote this week on a bill to repeal the estate tax, part of a package of bills highlighting Wednesday's... Full Story

Climate change plan faces high-profile legal test

posted on April 17, 2015 at 2:40 PM

The cornerstone of President Barack Obama's plan to address climate change is still months away from being finished, but it's already facing a high-stakes legal challenge from critics who want to halt the process in its tracks. Full Story

Some governors push back over McConnell letter to defy EPA

posted on April 17, 2015 at 2:40 PM

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's call for governors to defy proposed federal rules to limit pollution has been met with mostly silence, but leaders in downwind New England states and drought-stricken areas in the West are pushing back. Full Story

House, Senate GOP looking at food stamp overhaul

posted on February 27, 2015 at 3:12 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans are laying the groundwork for an overhaul of the nation's food stamp program, trying again after an unsuccessful attempt two years ago. Full Story

Speaker enrolls Keystone bill, urges Obama to sign it

posted on February 13, 2015 at 2:57 PM

Congress' Republican leadership has made it official, formally enrolling legislation to build the Keystone XL pipeline and urging President Barack Obama to sign it. Full Story

Obama Budget Tops $4 trillion

posted on February 6, 2015 at 4:55 PM

Obama Budget Tops $4 trillion
President Obama launched his 2015 legislative agenda this week to a Congress controlled by Republicans for the first time in his tenure. Full Story

Senate Passes Keystone Construction Bill, Veto Threat Looms

posted on January 30, 2015 at 4:46 PM

Senate Passes Keystone Construction Bill, Veto Threat Looms
President Obama launched his 2015 legislative agenda this week to a Congress controlled by Republicans for the first time in his tenure. Full Story

Market to Market (January 23, 2015)

posted on January 23, 2015 at 8:26 PM

Market to Market (January 23, 2015)
Full Program: Barack Obama outlines priorities for the final two years of his presidency. We’ll meet a Texas maverick who blazed the trail for ranchers of the feminine persuasion. Market analysis with Dan Hueber. Full Story

Obama launches '15 agenda with address and a wink

posted on January 23, 2015 at 6:17 PM

Obama launches '15 agenda with address and a wink
President Obama launched his 2015 legislative agenda this week to a Congress controlled by Republicans for the first time in his tenure. Full Story

House Approves Bill to Fast Track Natural Gas Pipelines

posted on January 23, 2015 at 2:20 PM

The Republican-controlled House has easily passed a bill designed to expedite the approval of natural gas pipelines. Full Story

Senate Says Climate Change Real, but Doesn't Agree on Cause

posted on January 23, 2015 at 11:43 AM

The Republican-controlled Senate acknowledged Wednesday that climate change is real but refused to say humans are to blame. Full Story

Market to Market (January 16, 2015)

posted on January 16, 2015 at 7:51 PM

Market to Market (January 16, 2015)
Full Program: Senate lawmakers take up the thorny issue of the Keystone XL pipeline. President Obama unveils plans addressing rural America’s ‘need for speed.' Market analysis with Ted Siefried. Full Story

Market to Market (January 9, 2015)

posted on January 9, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Market to Market (January 9, 2015)
Full Program: The 114th Congress begins with republicans in full control of Capitol Hill. Motorists welcome lower prices at the pump, but not everyone is celebrating. Auctioneers compete to determine the world’s best at “making the call.” Market analysis with... Full Story
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