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Senate Agriculture Committee

School Food Fight: My Interview with Senator Debbie Stabenow

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics
Bettina Elias Siegel

Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), ranking member of the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry, has consistently been a strong advocate for fed...

Kate Sheppard

Science Provision Buried In House Farm Bill Could Gum Up Regulatory Work, Critics Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some senators and environmental and public health groups are concerned that a little-noticed provision in the House's version of the far...

Hoorah! MF Global Customers Will Get All Their Money Back

Reuters | Posted 10.01.2012 | Business

* MF Global trustee gives hope to customers who lost money * Freeh to testify before Senate Agriculture Committee By Jon...

Ex-MF Global Executive Under Fire For Sketchy Testimony

Reuters | Posted 08.07.2012 | Business

* CFO Steenkamp said he knew little about missing funds * Trustee report shows Steenkamp closely involved * Email shows ...

Was Corzine Aware Of His Company Misusing Customer Funds?

Posted 12.14.2011 | Business

(Alexandra Alper and Aruna Viswanatha) - The regulatory arm of CME Group has turned over interviews to the Justice Department that allege former MF Gl...

MF Global Executives: We Don't Know Where The Money Is Either

Posted 12.12.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - MF Global executives will tell lawmakers on Tuesday they do not know what happened to hundreds of millions of dollars in missing customer...

Senators Accuse Regulator Of Trying To 'Avoid The Heat' On MF Global

Posted 12.02.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Christopher Doering and Sarah N. Lynch) - Republican lawmakers blasted the chairman of the U.S. futures regulator on Thursday for his agen...

Senators To Grill Regulators On MF Global Collapse

Posted 12.01.2011 | Business

Senators plan to press regulators on Thursday on whether they were asleep at the switch as now-bankrupt MF Global took on massive risky bets, and why ...

Ryan Grim

Leahy Presses Obama To Name Key Reformer To Swaps Panel

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) is lobbying President Obama to appoint Sean Cota, a Vermont business owner and an advocate of the regulation ...

Financial Reform: Why The Bill May Actually Be Getting STRONGER

tnr.com | Noam Scheiber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The reason the recent developments are so remarkable is that all reforms tend to weaken as they get closer to passage, as legislators hash out comprom...

Derivatives Reform: More Than 1,500 Lobbyists And Bankers Swarm Agriculture Committee

New York Times | EDWARD WYATT and ERIC LICHTBLAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Assessing the battle to overhaul the nation's financial regulations recently, Jamie Dimon, the chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, left no doubt about ...

Rachael Ray Goes To Washington

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

To get people focused on child obesity, I asked Rachael Ray to come to Washington last week to help me lobby my colleagues in Congress on the Child Nutrition bill.

Former Lobbyist Nominated -- Again -- To Head CFTC

Mother Jones | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Mother Jones's Daniel Schulman reports that former GOP aide and lobbyist Scott O'Malia has been nominated once again to head the Commodities Futures T...

California Leadin'

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

There are problems with animal agriculture that still need attention, including painful mutilation of animals without anesthesia, the rampant use of antibiotics on factory farms, and waste generated by these operations.