House Subcommittee Releases Ag Appropriations Report

June 6, 2019

On June 4, the full House Appropriations Committee met to mark up the FY 2020 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill. The bill includes $24.31 billion in discretionary funding, …

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House Passes Disaster Bill

June 6, 2019

On Monday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 354-58 to pass the $19.1 billion disaster package. The bill provides funding to support the victims affected by the Midwest floods, California wildfires, and Hurricanes Florence and …

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Senate Starts Child Nutrition Work

April 18, 2019

The Senate Agriculture Committee kicked off an effort to reauthorize child nutrition programs and hopes to pass a bill later this year.  At an April 10 hearing, Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) said, “There is a …

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Disaster Assistance Stalls Again

April 4, 2019

On Monday, the Senate voted down two disaster relief packages; one drafted by Senate Republicans and another House-passed bill. Democrats argued that the Senate-drafted bill, which included $600 million for Puerto Rico, did not include …

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House Judiciary Schedules Ag Immigration Hearing

April 4, 2019

This week, the House Judiciary Committee scheduled a hearing to address the ongoing lack of a reliable workforce for production agriculture and ag processing.  The Committee continues to hear from organizations including UEP that the …

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