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Senate Republicans determined to move on fast track trade bill
WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans plan to push ahead with legislation key to sealing a Pacific trade pact as soon as possible, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday, despite objections from the chamber's top Democrat.
Tuesday, May, 05, 2015 - Reuters - News

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U.S. senators introduce fast-track trade bill
WASHINGTON - U.S. lawmakers on Thursday introduced a bipartisan bill in the Senate and House of Representatives to streamline the passage of trade deals through Congress.
Thursday, April, 16, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Senate fails to override veto
The U.S. Senate failed to overturn President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill that would give Congress the power to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. The Senate garnered 62 votes for the override, putting it five votes short of the two-thirds needed to send the bill back to the House of Representatives.
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Senate, House pass budgets
WASHINGTON — The House and Senate Budget committees released and passed budgets that could lead to cuts in spending on farm programs, but the two budgets were different, leading to questions of whether they ever will become government policy.
Tuesday, March, 24, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Senate ag now controlled by Kansas
WASHINGTON — Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., will chair the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran, R-Miss., announced Jan. 21.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Senators push to maintain RFS
WASHINGTON — White House counselor John Podesta told a group of senators July 24 that reduced volumetric requirements for the Renewable Fuel Standard in 2014 are imminent, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., said.
Monday, July, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Pro-GMO labeling senators plan amendment
Senators who favor the labeling of foods with genetically modified ingredients hope to use the amendment process to pass a labeling measure in the Senate, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said Feb. 12.
Friday, February, 13, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Pro-GMO labeling senators plan amendment
Senators who favor the labeling of foods with genetically modified ingredients hope to use the amendment process to pass a labeling measure in the Senate, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said Feb. 12.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Ag bill set aside in Senate and House
WASHINGTON — The Agriculture appropriations bill for the 2015 fiscal year, beginning Oct. 1, is now bogged down in both the Senate and the House.
Monday, June, 23, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Senators want feds to support biofuels
FARGO, N.D. — U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., flanked by five other Democratic senators, and producer/processors from their states, launched an effort Wednesday to re-up federal support for biofuels.
Wednesday, May, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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In Cuba, senators see path for end to US embargo
Three U.S. Democratic senators visiting Havana said on Tuesday there could be enough Republicans who support lifting a trade embargo on Cuba to dismantle it in Congress.
Tuesday, February, 17, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Senators see path for end to US-Cuba embargo
HAVANA — Three Democratic senators visiting Havana say there could be enough Republicans who support lifting a trade embargo on Cuba to dismantle it in Congress.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - - News

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Hoeven calls for Senate to eliminate Waters of the US rule
In a speech on the Senate floor, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., called on the Senate to stand up for farmers and ranchers and vote on an amendment he is cosponsoring that prevents the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers from finalizing their proposed Waters of the U.S. rule.
Thursday, July, 10, 2014 - - News

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Bill to double beef check-off passes ND Senate
Senate lawmakers on March 18 approved a bill that would double the beef check-off from $1 to $2 in North Dakota.
Thursday, March, 19, 2015 - - News

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Minnesota senator worries hemp would lead to legal marijuana
If Minnesota approves limited industrial hemp growth, a state senator with a long-time law enforcement background fears recreational marijuana use will be close behind.
Thursday, April, 09, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Senate fails to override Obama's veto of Keystone pipeline bill
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate failed to overturn President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill that would give Congress the power to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. The Senate garnered 62 votes for the override, putting it five votes short of the two-thirds needed to send the bill back to the House of Representatives.
Thursday, March, 05, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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North Dakota Senate votes to ease anti-corporate farming ban
BISMARCK — State senators passed a bill Feb. 20 that supporters say will boost North Dakota’s struggling dairy and swine industries by partially lifting the state’s anti-corporate farming law.
Friday, February, 20, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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ND Senate Ag Committee hears testimony on state check-off increase
The North Dakota Senate Agriculture Committee on March 6 heard testimony on whether a “North Dakota dollar” should be added to what beef producers pay to a check-off — doubling an amount already collected under a federal check-off.
Friday, March, 06, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Senate passes bill to allow ranchers, farmers to expense equipment purchased in 2014
A bill that would allow farmers, ranchers and other small businesses to expense equipment to run their operations is on its way to President Barack Obama’s desk. The Senate passed the one-year Tax Increase Prevention Act 76-16 Tuesday night. The measure extends Section 179, meaning small businesses, including ranchers and farmers, may expense purchases made in 2014.
Wednesday, December, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Senate adds unnecessary provision to bird flu aid
One of the things we’ve quickly learned as first-term members is the Legislature has a long history of acting quickly and in a bipartisan fashion to help Minnesotans facing natural disasters and emergencies.
Tuesday, May, 05, 2015 - - News

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