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July 25, 2017 | U.S. News & World Report |

Congress should cut the budget gimmick in the Pentagon spending bill. ... Read More

GOP trashes Trump’s plan to end dozens of government programs

July 24, 2017 | McClatchy DC |

President Donald Trump’s plan to eliminate dozens of federal agencies and programs has collapsed, as a conservative Republican Congress... Read More

Washington Insider—Wednesday

July 19, 2017 | DTN The Progressive Farmer |

Here’s a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN’s well-placed observer. Perdue: No Timeline to Resume Imports of... Read More

Evans can rightly claim big win in Medicare-fraud case

July 19, 2017 | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution |

Rep. Stacey Evans, D-Smyrna, is running for governor of Georgia, and she’s touting a major Medicare fraud case she argued with her private... Read More

Building a Wall in the Dark

July 19, 2017 | U.S. News & World Report | National Security

Congress is using budget shenanigans to funnel Pentagon money to President Trump’s border wall. ... Read More

Will Interior Secretary Zinke live up to expectation on oil and gas?

July 19, 2017 | The Hill |

As the new Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke is responsible for managing all federal lands and waters along with the development of the... Read More

As Trump moves to enforce ‘Buy American’ laws, legislators raise their forks

July 17, 2017 | The Washington Post |

As the Trump administration moves to limit the military’s reliance on foreign products and raw materials, some lawmakers are rallying to the... Read More

Another flood insurance crisis? Washington rancor threatens progress

July 14, 2017 | Tampa Bay Times |

WASHINGTON — Despite the rancor consuming Washington, bipartisan work is happening on an issue that affects Florida more than any other... Read More

Recess Is Delayed

July 12, 2017 | U.S. News & World Report | Budget & Tax

Even with extra time in August, Congress has a lot to do to fulfill its responsibilities. ... Read More

Big Ethanol is fooling no one in E15 and RFS fights

July 06, 2017 | Washington Examiner | Energy , Natural Resources

Opportunistic messaging is as common in Washington as Metro delays. But when an industry group selectively employs the same free market... Read More

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July 21, 2017

Flood Insurance Needs More Common Sense

You’d think that if the notoriously partisan House of Representatives could come together and pass... Read More