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Transportation Bill gets an extension for the 34th time

posted on July 31, 2015 at 6:05 PM

Transportation Bill gets an extension for the 34th time
For the 34th time since 2009, Congress passed another in a series of short-term transportation funding extensions early this week. Full Story

Congress: Food Companies Not Required to Label GMOs

posted on July 24, 2015 at 6:29 PM

Congress:  Food Companies Not Required to Label GMOs
Under The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act passed by the House of Representatives this week, food companies would not be required to disclose whether their products contain genetically modified ingredients. Full Story

Lawmakers want programs to curb Great Lakes farm pollution

posted on July 24, 2015 at 2:06 PM

Two members of Congress from Michigan plan to introduce legislation encouraging Great Lakes states to develop programs that reduce risk of pollution that causes harmful algae blooms. Full Story

GOP bill would undermine auto, rail safety regulations

posted on July 17, 2015 at 3:34 PM

At a time of record auto recalls and high-profile train wrecks, Republicans are working on legislation to roll back safety regulation of the auto and railroad industries. Full Story

Idaho Burns While Congress Eyes Changes to Wildfire Funding

posted on July 10, 2015 at 6:01 PM

Idaho Burns While Congress Eyes Changes to Wildfire Funding
Fighting steep terrain, strong winds and rising temperatures, fire managers installed a fire line to save further properties from encroaching flames. Full Story

House panel subpoenas Kerry on Keystone XL documents

posted on July 10, 2015 at 1:00 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House panel has issued a subpoena to Secretary of State John Kerry for department documents, reports and letters related to the contentious push to build the Keystone XL pipeline. Full Story

U.S. fast-track vote leaves Pacific trade pact talks in limbo

posted on June 19, 2015 at 1:49 PM

How slow can you go? The effort to get U.S. trade legislation through Congress, clearing the way for progress on an Asia-Pacific trade accord, is in limbo once again Full Story

Market to Market (June 12, 2015)

posted on June 12, 2015 at 5:50 PM

Market to Market (June 12, 2015)
Full Program: Bird flu's ripple effect continues to run from the hen house to the grocery aisle. Congress continues its attack on new rules governing waters of the U.S.. We explore the impact of the most recent supply and demand report. Market analysis with John... Full Story

Some in Congress Define New WOTUS Rule as Government Overreach

posted on June 12, 2015 at 2:32 PM

Some in Congress Define New WOTUS Rule as Government Overreach
A few members of the U.S. Senate joined some of their colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives claiming new rules defining waters of the U.S. were nothing more than governmental overreach. Full Story

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
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