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U.S. House Committee on Agriculture

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  • Don't let Congress trample Maryland's rights

    Don't let Congress trample Maryland's rights
    When Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson of Minnesota, ranking member of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, helped Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa craft an amendment to the Farm Bill that would nullify dozens — if not hundreds — of state...
  • Former House Speaker Tom Foley dies at 84

    WASHINGTON -- Former House Speaker Tom Foley, a Washington Democrat who served 15 terms before losing his congressional seat in the 1994 Republican revolution, has died. Foley was 84, according to statement issued by House Speaker John A. Boehner...
  • California Republican on immigration: 'We've got to do something'

    California Republican on immigration: 'We've got to do something'
    WASHINGTON — Ever heard of David Valadao?  Exactly.  The soft-spoken freshman congressman may be little known outside his district in California’s Central Valley, even to many of his House Republican colleagues. But he is emerging as a...
  • Bill to cut $16B in food stamp program will hurt poor, advocates say

    Bill to cut $16B in food stamp program will hurt poor, advocates say
    South Florida will be hit hard if the Congress goes through in cutting $16 billion out the food stamp program -- with a record number of South Floridians continuing to apply to the program to feed their families, social service workers said Monday. The...
  • Attorney Calls For Federal Food Stamp Investigation

    An atttorney for state employees is calling for several federal investigations into Connecticut's controversial emergency food stamp program following Tropical Storm Irene. Rich Rochlin, who represents state employees who are suspected of fraud, is...
  • Chesapeake Bay: Hope and hurdles

    Chesapeake Bay: Hope and hurdles
    The latest study on the health of the Chesapeake Bay has some encouraging news — offering signs that years of pollution-fighting efforts are having a positive effect. Now, it remains to be seen whether Congress is paying attention and can refrain...
  • U.S. House of Representatives, 6th District: Bob Goodlatte (Republican, incumbent)

    U.S. House of Representatives, 6th District: Bob Goodlatte (Republican, incumbent)
    Name: Bob Goodlatte Running for: U.S. House of Representatives, 6th District (incumbent) Party: Republican Birthday: September 22, 1952 Official websites: http://goodlatte.house.gov/ and http://bobgoodlatte.com/splash Biography: In 2011 Goodlatte...
  • Corzine 'stunned' that MF Global couldn't find missing funds

     
    As the first former U.S. senator to be subpoenaed by Congress in more than a century, Jon Corzine testified Thursday about the “last chaotic days” of MF Global, the trading firm that declared bankruptcy under his watch. Corzine said he......
  • While Florida use rises, feds crack down on food-stamp fraud

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — As Floridians rely more than ever on food stamps, federal officials are cracking down on abuses of the aid program across the country to prevent unscrupulous stores and individuals from cheating...