AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider - Monday
Mon Jan 28, 2013 06:27 AM CST

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

Fiscal Issues Remain on Congressional Front Burner

Following the House passage last week of a bill that would suspend the limit on federal borrowing until mid-May, attention on Capitol Hill is turning to the upcoming fight over whether and how to replace the March 1 across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration and the March 27 expiration date of the current continuing resolution that is keeping the government funded in FY2013.

The Senate is expected to take up the bill this week, ...

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  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers pose tax questions on how to justify repairs, handle capital gains on a residence and com...
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