The head of Smithfield Foods on Wednesday faced tough questioning from U.S. lawmakers concerned the proposed sale of Virginia ham maker to China’s largest pork producer could hurt U.S. food safety and lead to higher prices for American consumers.
A group of southern senators is blocking an attempted repeal of a food testing program whose critics say is duplicative and expensive.
Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.) said she is “working with” the Department of Energy to revive the department’s dormant $25 billion auto loan program that has not closed a loan in two years.
A trade agreement that has garnered broad support from a diverse array of organizations in the United States has drawn staunch opposition from labor unions and congressional Democrats.
Politico Influence reports the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee will host its annual Florida event this weekend in Palm Beach, Fla. to introduce lawmakers and donors.