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Senate Agriculture Committee

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...

Senate Panel Approves Massive Farm Bill

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 07.14.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Senate Agriculture Committee on Tuesday approved a massive five-year farm bill that would cut spending while also creating new ...

'Absolutely Outrageous' Measure Sparks 'Hurt Feelings'

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A patchwork extension of federal farm programs passed as part of a larger "fiscal cliff" bill keeps the price of milk from rising b...

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 ...

Senators: Giving MF Global Execs Bonuses Probably Not A Good Idea

AP | MARCY GORDON | Posted 05.15.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — Senators are telling the trustee overseeing MF Global that it would be outrageous to pay bonuses to top executives of the collapsed...

Lawmakers Caught In Tricky Situation, Key Group Prepares For The Worst

AP | By MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Promoting farm subsidies was once a no-brainer for rural members of Congress seeking re-election. This year, it's a bit trickier. As la...

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 M...

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 cust...

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 ...

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 ...

Push For New Farm Subsidy Could Allegedly Pay Billions To Farmers

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 01.07.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON — Corn and soybean farmers are pushing for – and Congress is moving to create – a whole new subsidy that could maintain f...

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 ...

Financial Sector Lobbyists Push For Last Minute Bill Loopholes

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — In a rare defeat for President Barack Obama, the Senate on Monday called for auto dealers to be excluded from the regulations of a ...

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.