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Kaine’s Ag Resume

July 26, 2016 | DTN - The Progressive Farmer | Agriculture , Energy

OMAHA (DTN) -- Though U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack would have been considered a homerun for agriculture as Democratic presidential... Read More

Tim Canova Attacks Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Record on Big Sugar

July 26, 2016 | PolitiFact | Agriculture

A nasty-looking toxic algae bloom on Florida’s coasts has oozed into political races, including U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s... Read More

At GOP National Convention, Ron Johnson Attacks Challenger Russ Feingold’s Support for the Military

July 26, 2016 | PolitiFact - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Budget & Tax , National Security

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson used part of his July 19, 2016, speech at the Republican National Convention to boost his re-election campaign,... Read More

BLM Proposed Royalty Rule on Wasted Natural Gas Would Benefit Taxpayers

July 19, 2016 | The Hill | Energy , Natural Resources

If the heat escapes from your home, you still pay the power company for it. Oil and gas companies often lose a precious resource—natural... Read More

Could An Earmark Have Squeezed Into Pork-Barrel Warrior Paul Ryan’s Latest Pentagon Bill?

July 11, 2016 | Circa News | Budget & Tax , Earmarks & Appropriations

In March 2010, a Democratic-led House banned earmarks for for-profit corporations. A Republican-led House reaffirmed the ban in November... Read More

Thoughts On Keeping Congress Afloat

July 06, 2016 | Hill Country News | Budget & Tax , National Security

The good news is the U.S. Navy is getting a new ship in 2017. The bad news is the department of defense doesn’t want it. The new line of... Read More

Big Coal Just Saw One Of Its Favorite Loopholes Closed

July 06, 2016 | Think Progress | Energy , Natural Resources

The Obama Administration last week took a closely-watched first step in its effort to reform the federal coal program by issuing a rule that... Read More

Groups Urge Lawmakers to Reject OCO Plug for Pentagon

July 05, 2016 | Bloomberg BNA | Budget & Tax , National Security

July 1 — A coalition of anti-federal spending and pro-peace groups sent a letter urging lawmakers to reject using the Overseas Contingency... Read More

Congress Buys the Navy A $400 Million Pork Ship

July 05, 2016 | Politico Magazine | Budget & Tax , National Security

In the nearly eight years since the first Littoral Combat Ship was delivered to the Navy, it hasn’t won many ardent fans beyond the Navy,... Read More

Ellis: After Flood, Congress Must Adjust Disaster Policies

July 05, 2016 | Charleston Gazette-Mail | National Security , Transportation & Infrastructure

West Virginia’s devastating floods are a stark reminder that storms have become increasingly unpredictable, dangerous and deadly. This tragedy... Read More

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July 22, 2016

Vanishing Gas, Vanishing Revenue

The Interior Department (DOI) is doing a lousy job of tracking oil and gas production on federal lands, and it’s... Read More