FarmPolicy

July 30, 2014

Climate Legislation; Crop Insurance-Harvest; Food Safety; Animal Agriculture; and SNAP (Food Stamps)

Climate Legislation

An update posted yesterday at CQPolitics reported that, “Partisan politics threaten to derail progress on a Senate climate change bill, even before the first committee markup.

“Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee say they will carry through on threats to boycott markups on the bill, which panel Chairwoman Barbara Boxer had wanted to begin Tuesday.

“The Republicans — led by Oklahoma’s James M. Inhofe, the Environment panel’s ranking GOP member and the Senate’s most vocal climate change skeptic — say they will not be present at the Tuesday session.”

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