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WOTUS HEARING

Republican Senators used a congressional hearing Wednesday to press an Army representative for an explanation on why the Corps of Engineers opted to support the Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule despite opposition in some internal memos. Details at FarmWeekNow.com.

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HOUSE SHAKEUP

House Speaker John Boehner plans to retire from Congress at end of October.

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LEADERS TO DC

The group of Illinois Farm Bureau members met with 13 of Illinois’ congressional delegation or their staff and Sens. Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk. Topics ranged from the “waters of the U.S.” rule and voluntary GMO labeling to highway transportation funding and tax extenders. Check out coverage on FarmWeekNow.com.

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LEADERS TO DC

Illinois Farm Bureau leaders are meeting Wednesday with the Illinois congressional delegation. Tuesday, the group met with Cuban commercial attache Ruben Romas, FarmWeekNow’s Deana Stroisch reports.

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BACK TO WORK

Congress returns to work with a long list of unfinished business to deal with this fall, including the budget, a long-term highway bill and a reauthorization of child nutrition programs. FarmWeekNow’s Deana Stroisch is with the IFB Leaders to DC tour this week and will have reports.

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LEADERS TO DC

Nineteen Illinois Farm Bureau members will participate in the annual Leaders to Washington trip next month. The trip will be held Sept. 8-10, just as Congress returns to work after its August recess. Watch for coverage in FarmWeekNow that week.

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TAX EXTENDER UPDATE

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell flatly ruled out a government shutdown this fall but was less certain on when Congress would revive a series of expired tax benefits, including biofuel credits and the popular Section 179 expensing allowance.

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SENATE ACTION IS DELAYED ON TRANSPORTATION BILL DEAL

With a deadline looming for a cutoff of highway aid to states, Senate Republicans failed to muster enough votes to take up a bill that would extend transportation infrastructure and other programs for six years.

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TRADE UPDATE

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy says Republicans are “very committed” to enacting a fast-track trade bill, but wouldn’t tip his hand as to how they would overcome Democratic resistance that stalled a section of the measure.

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FREE TRADE

As Congress considers a major new trade pact with Asia, a new Pew Research poll finds there is broad public agreement that international free trade agreements are good for the United States. But fewer Americans express positive views of the impact of trade deals on their personal finances.

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