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SENATE HEALTH CARE BILL FALTERS AGAIN

GOP Sens. John McCain, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski joined Senate Democrats early Friday morning in a 51-49 vote to reject the Senate’s repeal of the ACA. Senate leaders initially thought they would be able to pass a “skinny” bill which would have repealed a few key parts of the ACA, but fell just one… read more

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KUSHNER TESTIFIES BEFORE SENATE

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and a senior White House adviser, in a statement today said he “did not collude” with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign. Kushner detailed four meetings he had with Moscow in 2016 during a two-hour question-and-answer session before Senate Intelligence Committee staff today. (Bloomberg)

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GOP DELAYS VOTE ON HEALTH CARE BILL

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell Tuesday delayed a vote on the legislation to repeal and replace the ACA. McConnell delayed the vote because the Senate GOP lacked the votes needed to even call the bill for debate. “We will not be on the bill this week, but we’re still working toward getting at least 50… read more

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CBO SCORES SENATE HEALTH CARE BILL

The Senate bill to repeal the ACA is facing an uphill battle after the Congressional Budget Office Monday said it would increase the number of people without insurance by 22 million by 2026. On the heels of the announcement, GOP Sens. Susan Collins and Rand Paul said they would vote against even debating the legislation…. read more

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SENATE UNVEILS HEALTHCARE BILL

Senate Republicans Thursday announced their bill to replace Obamacare, unveiling legislation which cuts Medicaid and ends the ACA’s mandate that most Americans have health insurance. The bill would create a new system of federal tax credits to help people buy health insurance, while offering states the ability to drop many of the benefits required by… read more

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CONGRESS UPDATE

The U.S. Senate voted 65-33 Friday on a package of spending and tax bills that will keep the federal government operating through the end of next September. Important provisions for agriculture: the legislation makes permanent the Section 179 small business expensing option and repeals mandatory country of origin labelling for beef and pork preventing $1… read more

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Action Request: Section 179 & COOL Labeling

Farm Bureau members: Call your Senators & Congressmen to urge support of permanent Section 179 and repeal of mandatory country of origin labeling. Congressional leaders last night released details of a $1.1 trillion Fiscal 2016 spending bill that would also repeal mandatory country of origin labeling for beef and pork. Passage of the bill that would… read more

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TRANSPORTATION BILL PASSES

 The Senate gave final congressional approval Thursday night to a five-year, $305 billion highway bill on an 83-16 vote, hours after the House passed the measure. Now the president’s signature is the only thing standing in the way of the first long-term bill in a decade. The measure also restores $3 billion in funding to… read more

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CROP INSURANCE CUTS

Critics of federal crop insurance are proposing to cut about $24 billion from the program, far more than what was included in a congressional budget agreement. Bills being introduced in the House and Senate would cut $19 billion over 10 years by eliminating the Harvest Price Option on revenue policies.

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IFB Action Request: WOTUS

Please call Sen. Kirk and Sen. Durbin and urge them to ditch the Waters of the U.S. rule and force EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers to go back to the drawing board.  Ask your senators to vote for S. 1140, the Federal Water Quality Protection Act.  Please thank Sen. Kirk for cosponsoring S. 1140…. read more

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