Washington DC Update

On Monday the House Agriculture Committee approved their approximately $90 billion agriculture-related portion of the $3.5 trillion reconciliation package.  The agriculture package will be part of President Biden’s Build Back Better plan and was approved on a partisan vote of 27-24.  The legislation was approved despite missing approximately $28 billion Read more…

Washington DC Update

On Monday, 10th August, the Senate amended and passed HR 3684, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) by a vote of 69-30.  The HR 3684, as amended, provides $1.2 trillion infrastructure funding ($548B in new spending) to rebuild roads and bridges, modernize public works systems and boost broadband internet, Read more…

Washington Update

On Tuesday, July 27, the House Committee on Agriculture held a business meeting (Webcast link) to consider H.R.267, the 2020 WHIP+ Reauthorization Act.  HR 267 was amended (Amendment) to broaden the bill to cover disasters in 2020 and 2021, among other things.  H.R. 267 reauthorizes the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Read more…