FarmPolicy

January 23, 2020

Climate Change; EPA Issue; Global Food Security; Soybeans; Food Stamps (SNAP); and CFTC Issues

Climate Change

Jared Allen reported yesterday at The Hill Online that, “Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has quickly taken charge of moving climate change legislation through the House, which will be one of the toughest challenges of her political career.

“Earlier this year, Pelosi said she was not involved in the day-to-day happenings on the controversial bill. But now that it has cleared the Energy and Commerce Committee, Pelosi is on a mission to get the climate change bill — her flagship issue — to the House floor.

Pelosi told reporters Tuesday afternoon that she had just held meetings with Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) and Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) and informed them that their panels would be allowed to have markups on the cap-and-trade bill crafted by Reps. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and Edward Markey (D-Mass.).”

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