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Morning Agriculture: House Tees Up Ag Spending Package — Perdue Dives into School Lunch Again

HOUSE TEES UP AG SPENDING PACKAGE: We know you’d rather be outside enjoying the sweltering 95-degree swampy weather we have on tap in Washington, but lawmakers are still in town trying to get a few things done. The full House Appropriations Committee will mark up its fiscal 2018 agriculture spending bill […]


Peterson Statement at Hearing on Technology & Innovation in Specialty Crops

PRESS RELEASE | 115TH CONGRESS July 12, 2017 Opening Statement by Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin C. Peterson The Next Farm Bill: Technology & Innovation in Specialty Crops –As Prepared for Delivery– “Thank you Mr. Chairman. And thank you to our panel of witnesses for joining us at today’s hearing […]


Influence: Khanna Starts PAC-free Caucus — Forbes Tate Poaches Palmer — Freedom Partners Registers to Lobby

A NEW CAUCUS FOR MEMBERS WHO DON’T TAKE PAC MONEY: Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) is starting a new caucus for members who have sworn off contributions from PACs or lobbyists. The caucus, called the NO PAC Caucus, is “designed to encourage members of Congress to voluntarily not accept PAC money and to push […]


Morning Agriculture: Behind Conaway’s Agriculture Budget Crusade — It’s Always Sonny in Atlanta

BEHIND CONAWAY’S AGRICULTURE BUDGET CRUSADE: The fate of billions of dollars for farmers and nutrition programs may have been sealed, and perhaps saved, last month behind closed doors. That was when House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway and Budget Committee Chairman Diane Black sat down one last time to hammer out a deal. While the […]


Influence: Cornerstone Adds Inhofe Aide — Uber and Franklin Square Group Part Ways

CORNERSTONE ADDS INHOFE AIDE: Cornerstone Government Affairshas hired Anthony “Lazer” Lazarski, a senior adviser to Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) on national security, veterans affairs and defense authorization and appropriations. He’ll be a senior vice president at Cornerstone focusing on the same issues. He’s a retired Air Force colonel who led the Air Force […]