Congress Reaches Funding Deal
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Wed Dec 10, 2014 09:12 AM CST

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack would be prevented from moving forward with a second beef checkoff under the Agriculture section of an omnibus appropriations bill that was released Tuesday night.

The New York Times also reported that "the Environmental Protection Agency would not be limited in its ability to regulate new bodies of water under the Clean Water Act," despite provisions in the bill passed earlier by the House blocking EPA.

"After months of thorough, business-like, sometimes tough but always civil negotiations, we have reached a responsible, bipartisan and bicameral agreement on funding for government operations for 2015," ...

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