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    News for Political

    Tuesday, February 05, 2019
    There is a bill in the Legislature that has gotten people’s attention. HB 2437 would allow farmers to clean out 3000 cubit yards of dirt per mile of drainage in wetland areas. This would be up from 50 cubit yards of dirt. The Capital Press reports several environmentalist spoke against the bill saying it would interfere with fish habitat while Ag groups spoke in favor. Here is the House Bill ...read more
    Categories: Political
    Tuesday, February 05, 2019
    Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, working with other partners in Congress, has continued a spate of animal rights bill filings. Buchanan and U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, a Chicago Democrat, introduced legislation on Wednesday to permanently ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption. The Safeguard American Food Exports, or SAFE Act, would also prohibit the export of live horses to Mexican ...read more
    Categories: Political
    Friday, January 25, 2019
    To kick off 2019, Reps. Kurt Schrader (D-OR), Ted Yoho (R-FL), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Ron Estes (R-KS), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), and Chris Collins (R-NY)  have led a bipartisan charge to re-introduce the “Sen. Joseph Tydings Memorial Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act” (H.R. 693).  While the legislation includes provisions identical to last year’s bill, lawmakers have amended the title by honoring ...read more
    Categories: Political


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