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Trump’s Ag Cuts Rejected and EPA/Corps Rescind WOTUS
Trump’s Ag Cuts Rejected and EPA/Corps Rescind WOTUS
**House appropriators are rejecting President Trump’s proposals to slash spending on rural development, international food aid, research and other key areas of the Agriculture Department’s fiscal 2018 budget. But a draft appropriations bill would still require cuts in some programs, providing a total of $20 billion to the USDA, the Food and Drug Administration and the Commodity Futures Trading Com
Trump Calls Ag American Backbone; USTR Wants Speedy NAFTA
Trump Calls Ag American Backbone; USTR Wants Speedy NAFTA
**During a visit with Ag leaders in Cedar Rapids, Iowa last week, President Trump delivered an optimistic campaign-style speeches embracing farmers and ranchers as the “backbone of America.” The president has come under fire from rural Democrats for proposed cuts in his first budget outline and for lacking specifics about plans to deliver some of his ambitious plans...
Senate Passes Bill to Lessen Car Tab Taxes for Sound Transit
Senate Passes Bill to Lessen Car Tab Taxes for Sound Transit
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state Senate has passed a measure aiming to relieve concerns over the recent car-tab fee increase for Sound Transit 3, a nearly $54 billion transportation initiative voters approved in November. Numerous bills have been introduced in the House and Senate after widespread outrage over the formula used to calculate car-tab fees, which are based on a depreciation

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