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FDA Proposes To Know More About Antibiotic Use In Animals

May 19, 2015 3:31 pm | by Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

The move to gather more information is an effort to stem antibiotic-resistant diseases.

Tech Companies Ask Obama To Protect Phone, Email Encryption

May 19, 2015 2:54 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

They urged Obama to protect encrypted electronic data — even from law enforcement.

Senate Rejects More Aid For Workers Who Lose Jobs To Trade

May 19, 2015 9:57 am | by David Espo, AP Special Correspondent | News | Comments

The Senate pushed for passage of major trade legislation sought by President Obama.

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Senate Advances Trade Authority Bill

May 14, 2015 5:42 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The bigger hurdle will be the House, where Democrats are lined up against the proposal.

Missouri Appears Unlikely To Enact Right-To-Work

May 14, 2015 2:09 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Lawmaker votes might be insufficient to overrule Gov. Nixon's expected veto.

Report Links State Oil Subsidies, Campaign Donations

May 14, 2015 9:41 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders denounced this practice in the face of climate change.

USDA Develops First Government Label For GMO-Free Products

May 14, 2015 4:05 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press | News | Comments

USDA's move comes as some consumer groups push for mandatory labeling of GMOs.

Senate Agrees To Open Debate On Obama's Trade Agenda

May 13, 2015 3:14 pm | by Charles Babington, The Associated Press | News | Comments

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.

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Retail Group Presses Senators Ahead Of Trade Authority Vote

May 12, 2015 3:24 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

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 Democrats Are Poised To Block Obama's Trade Agenda

May 12, 2015 2:53 pm | by Charles Babington, The Associated Press | News | Comments

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.

Farmers Worry Over Reach Of EPA Water Rules

May 12, 2015 10:09 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press | News | Comments

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 Conditionally Approves Offshore Arctic Drilling

May 11, 2015 3:26 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Obama administration officials on Monday signed off on a proposal from Shell to drill in arctic Alaskan waters.

Oregon Wine Industry Wants In On Obama's Trade Agreement

May 11, 2015 2:45 pm | by Gosia Wozniacka, The Associated Press | News | Comments

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.

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Five Things To Know About Trade As Senate Debate Begins

May 11, 2015 10:01 am | by Charles Babington, The Associated Press | News | Comments

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.

Seattle Mayor, 'Kayaktivists' Take On Arctic Oil Drilling

May 8, 2015 2:59 pm | by Phuong Le, The Associated Press | News | Comments

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.

Obama Says Trade Deal Lets U.S. Write Rules, Not China

May 8, 2015 2:41 pm | by Jim Kuhnhenn, The Associated Press | News | Comments

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.

Federal Grants Aim To Boost Advanced Manufacturing

May 8, 2015 10:32 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Obama administration officials on Thursday announced the recipients of funding from a second round of competition for advanced manufacturing grants.

GAO: Government Waste Of Natural Gas Costing Taxpayers Millions

May 7, 2015 3:08 pm | by Hope Yen, The Associated Press | News | Comments

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.

Obama's Nike Stop Puts Focus On Outsourcing, Labor Standards

May 7, 2015 2:06 pm | by Jim Kuhnhenn, Gosia Wozniacka, The Associated Press | News | Comments

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 Enters National Debate Over Future Of Ethanol In Gas

May 7, 2015 10:21 am | by Cathy Bussewitz, The Associated Press | News | Comments

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.

U.S. Gives Farmers Approval To Spray Crops From Drones

May 6, 2015 10:09 am | by Scott Smith, The Associated Press | News | Comments

"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.

Report: EPA To Ease Testing Requirements In Formaldehyde Rule

May 5, 2015 2:18 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The issue also arose recently following concerns over laminate flooring sold by Lumber Liquidators and others.

House Passes $35B Bill For Energy Department, Water Projects

May 1, 2015 2:59 pm | by Andrew Taylor, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The 240-177 tally fell short of the margin that would be required to overcome a promised veto by President Barack Obama.

House Panel Targets 'Glaring Management Failures' At EPA

May 1, 2015 10:21 am | by Matthew Daly, The Associated Press | News | Comments

"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."

Senators Introduce Patent Reform Legislation

May 1, 2015 9:56 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A bipartisan group of senators this week introduced legislation targeting so-called "patent trolls."

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