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Farming advocates are pressing Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski to reverse a little-noticed measure approved by Congress last month that rescinded tough new rules on the poultry industry — a move that has strained the already rocky relationship between mom-...
Food safety groups are ramping up pressure on Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski over language included in a government funding bill that would make it harder for courts to block the planting of genetically engineered crops. The language, tucked into...
Since 2011, I have been raising concerns about a controversial proposal from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that would restrict access to Missouri River water and charge users for surplus water taken from Missouri River reservoirs in South Dakota, North...
ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Supporters of U.S. immigration reform are hoping that the smooth and drama-free passage of their legislation through a Senate committee - a departure from almost everything that has happened in Congress over the past four years -...
Portland Press Herald, MaineFormer Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe was all over the media landscape last week promoting her new book, "Fighting for Common Ground: How We Can Fix the Stalemate in Congress." Snowe's suggestions on congressional reforms (among them open primaries and an...
Portland Press Herald, MaineBy the time Patricia Marshall enrolled at Colby College in the fall of 1990, she had endured a childhood of poverty that likely would have shocked most of her classmates. She had lived most of her years in rural Maine without indoor plumbing. To...
WASHINGTON - Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., said April 25 that she plans to hold a markup of a new farm bill in May, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., signaled that he intends to bring it to the Senate floor...
Portland Press Herald, MaineA House committee has advanced a bill named for a Maine woman that aims to help veterans qualify for disability benefits for mental health problems resulting from sexual assaults. The version of the Ruth Moore Act of 2013 that the House Veterans'...
Reuters* Proposal would protect end-users from higher costs * Identical proposal was adopted in House committees * Treasury's Lew warns not to tinker with Dodd-Frank By Douwe Miedema and Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON, May 8 (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of 12...
Billings Gazette, Mont.Some Montana small business owners are fighting mad about the bill before the U.S. Senate that would give states the option of collecting sales taxes on online purchases. Jim Markel of Billings, co-owner of Red Oxx, an outdoors luggage manufacturer,...
The Montana Standard, ButteSen. Max Baucus, surrounded by family and friends at his son's home in Helena, said Friday that coming home to Montana is "what my decision to not seek re-election is all about" -- but that there's still work to do in Washington, D.C. "I'm not turning...
Access to rural housing programs that benefit a significant number of homebuyers in Aberdeen could be extended under a bill introduced Thursday by Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., and others. Without an extension of some sort, the city would lose access to two...
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