The move to gather more information is an effort to stem antibiotic-resistant diseases.
They urged Obama to protect encrypted electronic data — even from law enforcement.
The Senate pushed for passage of major trade legislation sought by President Obama.
The bigger hurdle will be the House, where Democrats are lined up against the proposal.
Lawmaker votes might be insufficient to overrule Gov. Nixon's expected veto.
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders denounced this practice in the face of climate change.
USDA's move comes as some consumer groups push for mandatory labeling of GMOs.
Most Democratic lawmakers oppose free-trade agreements, saying they reduce U.S. jobs. Labor unions and liberal groups, which are vital to Democrats' campaigns, strongly oppose fast track.
In a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Harry Reid, NRF chief lobbyist David French expressed support for TPA and wrote that the group would include all votes on the issue in its annual legislative scorecard.
Senate leaders said Tuesday that Democrats have enough votes to block action on President Barack Obama's trade initiatives unless the parties can work out disagreements on how to package various bills.
The Environmental Protection Agency rules proposed last year have become a top issue of concern for many farmers and landowners who say there are already too many government regulations that affect their businesses.
Obama administration officials on Monday signed off on a proposal from Shell to drill in arctic Alaskan waters.
Oregon's wine industry has come into its own in recent years, spurring the growth of wineries and newly planted acres of vineyards from the California border to the Columbia River.
If Obama receives fast track authority, which previous presidents have enjoyed, he's expected to ask Congress to approve a 12-nation trade pact called the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Here are five things to know about the trade debate.
The fast-approaching battle with so-called kayaktivists is unfolding in a city well-known for embracing environmental causes, laying bare the high-stakes feud over oil exploration in the icy waters off Alaska.
The president acknowledges that many of his fellow Democrats oppose the 12-nation Trans-Pacific trade deal because they worry it will hurt American workers.
Obama administration officials on Thursday announced the recipients of funding from a second round of competition for advanced manufacturing grants.
Significant amounts of natural gas on federal lands are being wasted, costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars each year and adding to harmful greenhouse gas emissions, a congressional investigation has found.
WASHINGTON (AP) — No doubt President Barack Obama is fond of Nike. Golf outings often find him decked out from head to toe in apparel featuring the emblematic company swoosh. Now the president is putting the company logo on his trade agenda. On Friday, the president will visit Nike headquarters...
Hawaii lawmakers have put the state at the front of a national discussion over the future of ethanol in gasoline by passing a bill that puts an end to a requirement that the corn-based additive be mixed into fuel sold in the state.
"The FAA is taking an important step forward to helping more industries in the U.S. realize the benefits (drone) technology has to offer," said Brian Wynne, president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International.
The issue also arose recently following concerns over laminate flooring sold by Lumber Liquidators and others.
The 240-177 tally fell short of the margin that would be required to overcome a promised veto by President Barack Obama.
"We've seen numerous examples of fraud, unprofessional behavior, cronyism and outright theft at the EPA," said Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah. "It is well past time for someone to be held accountable for these management failings."