In The News
DeLauro Points to Potential for Fraud in Crop Insurance
By Ellyn Ferguson | CQ Roll Call | March 22, 2013
U.S. avoids meat inspector furloughs, Congress approves funds
By Charles Abbott | Reuters | March 21, 2013
Congress passes appropriations bill
By Jerry Hagstrom | Ag Week | March 21, 2013
WASHINGTON — Meat inspectors will stay on the job and farmers can sign up for the Conservation Stewardship Program under an appropriations bill that Congress passed before leaving for a two-week break.
Wolf: State Department’s handling of jailed pastor’s case ‘sends a dangerous message’
By Michal Conger | Washington Examiner | March 20, 2013
PC awarded $1.5 million grant
By Kellie Singleton | Franklin County Times | March 19, 2013
FSIS denies inspector furloughs meant to inflict pain
By Carol Ryan Dumas | Capital Press | March 19, 2013
A top USDA official has told Congress that the impending furlough of meat inspectors were not designed to maximize the pain caused by the budget sequestration.
A Roman holiday?
By Al Kamen | Washington Post | March 19, 2013
That delegation of lawmakers who went to the Vatican to welcome the new pope may not have traveled in the style to which members of Congress are accustomed — but at least they didn’t have to shell out for their own tickets.
Pro-Life Champion Heads House Delegation to Inaugurate Pope Francis
By Steven Ertelt | Life News | March 18, 2013
Members of Congress Condemn State Department’s “Deafening and Almost Cowardly Silence”
By Matthew Clark | ACLJ | March 18, 2013
US Government Reaction Swift After Wife of Pastor Jailed in Iran Visits Capitol Hill
Christian Newswire | March 18, 2013