Democrats on the House Agriculture Committee failed to restore cuts in federal food-stamp spending as the panel approved yesterday a $940 billion bill reauthorizing U.S. Department of Agriculture programs.
The House Agriculture Committee proposed legislation that would cut farm programs by an estimated $40 billion over 10 years and end direct payments to farmers in favor of a growers safety net tied to crop insurance.
A criminal defense lawyer hired by the widow of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has represented clients facing terrorism charges, including a man convicted in the bombing of the U.S. embassy in Kenya.
After working 37 years in the coal mines of West Virginia, Ronny Justice punctuates his sentences with coughs. He lost his job a year ago, leaving him without health insurance just as he’s battling the early stages of black-lung disease.
Creating a path to citizenship for about 11 million undocumented immigrants now in the U.S. would cost taxpayers $6.3 trillion, according to an estimate by the Republican-leaning Heritage Foundation that opposes such a plan.