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Market to Market (November 21, 2014)

posted on November 21, 2014 at 5:21 PM

Market to Market (November 21, 2014)
Full Program: President Obama sidesteps Congress to reform immigration policy on his own. A lame duck Senate puts up yet another roadblock for the Keystone XL Pipeline. We visit a contest where competitors don husking hooks for a battle of the bangboards. Market... Full Story

Lame Duck Senate Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline

posted on November 21, 2014 at 3:05 PM

Lame Duck Senate Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline
Falling just one vote shy of Senate approval, the Keystone XL pipeline, a political hot potato for nearly six years, was punted by lawmakers again this week. Full Story

Republicans Yield Big Harvest on Election Day

posted on November 7, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Republicans Yield Big Harvest on Election Day
Election night turned into a “grand ol’ party” Tuesday as Republicans took back the majority in the U.S. Senate and built on their lead in the House. Full Story

Balance of Power in Play on Tuesday

posted on October 31, 2014 at 5:46 PM

Balance of Power in Play on Tuesday
The balance of power in the U.S. Senate is in play next week when 36 of the seats are up for grabs. Republicans need a net gain of six seats to take control of the chamber. Additions could be made in states like Iowa with the retirement of Tom... Full Story

Senate Takes Up Energy Bill Amid Keystone Squabble

posted on May 9, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Senators voted 79-20 to take up an energy efficiency bill that Keystone supporters want to amend with language authorizing immediate construction of the proposed pipeline from Canada to the United States. Full Story

Pipeline Supporters Seek Quick Senate Vote

posted on May 2, 2014 at 10:54 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a struggle steeped in election-year politics, supporters of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline are seeking a swift Senate vote on legislation to approve construction of the project that environmentalists oppose strongly... Full Story

11 Senate Democrats to Obama: Approve Keystone XL

posted on April 11, 2014 at 10:54 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eleven Senate Democrats, including six who face contested races this year, urged President Barack Obama on Thursday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline by the end of May.  The five-year review of the... Full Story

Farm Bill Becomes Law

posted on February 7, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Farm Bill Becomes Law
After years of setback, the Farm Bill – a measure authorizing nearly a $100 billion in annual federal spending finally emerged from Congress. Full Story

Senate Republican Stages 21-Hour Fillibuster

posted on September 27, 2013 at 11:42 AM

Senate Republican Stages 21-Hour Fillibuster
Freshman Senator Ted Cruz kept the Senate in session Tuesday night in an all-out attempt to derail President Obama's health care law. Full Story

Immigration Reform Passes Senate

posted on June 28, 2013 at 6:03 PM

Immigration Reform Passes Senate
The United States Senate passed one of the most sweeping reforms of immigration in years Thursday. Senate lawmakers have been working on the legislation for years. Most recently, a bi-partisan group, the “Gang of 8”, led the discussions. Full Story

Farm Bill Clears Senate

posted on June 14, 2013 at 5:47 PM

Farm Bill Clears Senate
It felt like 2012 all over again this week as the U.S. Senate passed its version the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act. Better known as the Farm Bill, the measure won approval Monday night with little debate. The legislation preserved much... Full Story

Senate Moves Forward with Farm Bill

posted on June 7, 2013 at 3:42 PM

Senate Moves Forward with Farm Bill
The Senate version of the bill is estimated to cost taxpayers nearly $955 billion over the next decade Full Story

Market to Market (May 17, 2013)

posted on May 17, 2013 at 6:31 PM

Market to Market (May 17, 2013)
Full Program: The U.S. Supreme Court rules on seed patents, it’s déjà vu for the House and Senate agriculture committees as they begin work, again, on the Farm Bill, and a study to determine the right balance of cash and chemicals for grain farmers enters its... Full Story

Farm Bill Marches Out of Committee

posted on May 17, 2013 at 5:22 PM

Farm Bill Marches Out of Committee
The Agricultural Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013 is similar to legislation written last year that passed the Senate 327 days before this hearing, but later died without any House floor debate. Full Story

Health Insurance a Sticking Point on Immigration Reform

posted on May 17, 2013 at 2:23 PM

A bipartisan group of House members that has been trying for months to finalize a comprehensive immigration bill is encountering difficulties and trying to decide whether to split up or keep trying. Full Story
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