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The USDA published a Request
for Information (RFI) with the Federal Register today and is seeking public
comment regarding Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) use in
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2014 - Republican leaders in the House of Representatives Friday night finally found enough votes to get a border security bill passed, but not until they postponed the start of their August recess and well after senators left on their summer break, leaving
WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 - The House of Representatives on Thursday postponed its August recess by one day, after Republican leaders pulled their $659 million border security bill when it became apparent
WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 - Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and 12 other Democratic senators sent a letter to three government agencies today asking them to provide certainty on
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 - In a recent congressional hearing, Robert Goldenkoff, the Government Accountability Office's director of strategic issues, warned that "reduced investments in human capital can have lasting, detrimental effects" and that "serious human capital shortfalls are eroding agencies' capacity." He added that high retirement rates throughout the federal government are undermining "institutional knowledge and leadership."
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 - The White House Council of Economic Advisors released a report Tuesday detailing potential consequences of inaction on climate change and called for action to curb global warming.
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 - The Washington-based Center for Food Safety (CFS), characterizing itself as "the nation's leading nonprofit working on genetically engineered organisms," and the Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG) are casting doubt on the commitment of the State of Vermont to adequately defend a food industry suit to nullify its biotech food labeling law.
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 - As U.S. lawmakers consider imposing tougher sanctions on Russia following the downing of Malaysian Flight MH17 and ongoing turmoil in Ukraine, Russia is threatening to ban U.S. chicken imports in what some call a retaliatory action. At press time, Russia was considering a ban on U.S. chicken and some European fruit and was reportedly investigating McDonald's cheese for safety.
District Representative Adrian Smith outlines a challenging agenda for House members following the Memorial Day break. As a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, Smith expects a great deal of debate over Trade Promotion Authority, tax reform, and identifying financial resources for the Highway Trust Fund. In this week's feature, Smith shares his support for renewable fuels and his concern over attempts to further define food labeling laws.