Friday, November 19, 2021 2:10PM CST
The Build Back Better Act includes more than $1 trillion in tax provisions while increasing spending on Democratic priorities such as addressing climate change, as well as health care costs, child care, education and immigration. The House voted after months of inner-party debate among Democrats that scaled back the plan. Still, passage of the bill in the equally divided Senate remains uncertain.
Thursday, November 18, 2021 4:37PM CST
After spending much of 2021 working to get the program right, USDA announced the department would be sending out pandemic aid checks to contract livestock producers. Key senators, however, also want to know when USDA will be making payments for recent natural disasters.