Germany will back a proposal by the European Union that will allow the continued use of glyphosate in weed killers. Germany’s agriculture ministry said this week it agrees with the assessment of the European Food Safety Authority, which issued an opinion that glyphosate was unlikely to cause cancer. The EU last month delayed a decision on whether to approve a European Commission proposal to extend the authorization of glyphosate for 15 years until 2031. The existing authorization is due to lapse in June.

A coalition of Governors from 10 states is urging leaders in Congress to support legislation confirming states’ rights to drug test Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, or SNAP, recipients. The group, is urging lawmakers to support legislation which they say confirms states’ rights to drug test SNAP recipients. In a letter sent to leaders in Congress, the governors say they believe Congress specifically gave states the flexibility to decide whether to implement such actions in the 1996 Welfare Reform Act.

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