Secretary Vilsack testifies before Congress

April 6, 2023

Last week, Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack testified before the House Committee on Agriculture as it prepares for the upcoming farm bill. He also testified on President Biden’s budget request for fiscal year …

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Washington D.C. updates 10.5.22

October 5, 2022

House and Senate pass stopgap funding measure, avoiding a government shutdown On Friday, September 30, President Biden signed a Continuing Resolution (CR), passed by both the House and Senate, avoiding a last-minute government shutdown. The …

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Schumer and Manchin reach an agreement on reconciliation bill

August 3, 2022

On July 27, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced an agreement with Senator Joe Manchin on H. R. 5376, “Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.” The bill would provide $369 billion in climate-related provisions, including $1 …

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Senate Appropriations Subcommittee approves FY22 agriculture appropriations bill

August 12, 2021

This past week, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee approved the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY22. The legislation will provide $25.855 billion in discretionary spending, up $2.5 billion …

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Speakers focus on climate change at Legislative Meetings

May 19, 2021

Janet McCabe, EPA Deputy Administrator Janet McCabe, EPA Deputy Administrator, led the lineup of DC speakers at UEP’s Legislative Meetings. She assumed her position less than a week prior, and the UEP meeting was one …

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