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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

House Democrats hope to pass funding bill to avert shutdown

Sep. 22, 2020 11:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats controlling the House hope to pass a government-wide temporary funding bill on Tuesday that would keep federal agencies fully up and running into December and prevent a partial shutdown of the government after the current budget year expires at the end of the month. But a...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Democrats unveil temporary funding bill to avert shutdown

Sep. 21, 2020 4:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats controlling the House unveiled a government-wide temporary funding bill on Monday that would keep federal agencies fully up and running into December. The measure would prevent a partial shutdown of the government after the current budget year expires at the end of the month,...

All Hamilton County students can get free breakfast, lunch

Sep. 7, 2020 11:16 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Hamilton County Schools will provide meals at no charge to all students regardless of household income beginning on Tuesday, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reported. The meals will be paid for by a U.S. Department of Agriculture program that provides breakfast and lunch each...

A video of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaking during the Republican National Convention plays from the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump's convention blurs official business and politics

Aug. 25, 2020 10:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Plenty of presidents have walked right up to the line separating official business from politics — or even stepped over it. President Donald Trump has blown past it with a bulldozer, and his planned Republican convention speech from the White House lawn this week might be the...

Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Wis., participates in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

US Sen. Stabenow urges USDA to extend food program waivers

Aug. 25, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture will not continue to provide food program waivers that have ensured students are fed while schools are closed during the coronavirus pandemic unless Congress acts, U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan warned Tuesday. Stabenow, a Democrat, said she is...

Rod Pierce walks through a cornfield damaged in the derecho earlier this month, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, near Woodward, Iowa. Pierce is among hundreds of Iowa farmers who are still puzzling over what to do next following the Aug. 10 derecho, a storm that hit several Midwestern states but was especially devastating in Iowa as it cut west to east through the state's midsection with winds of up to 140 mph. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Iowa farmers unsure what's next after winds flatten corn

Aug. 25, 2020 1:35 PM EDT

WOODWARD, Iowa (AP) — Usually this time of year, someone could get lost in the tightly packed sea of corn that surrounds farmer Rod Pierce's house in central Iowa. But two weeks after a rare storm tore a 40-mile-wide (65-kilometer-wide) swath through Iowa, it's more like a lush, thick mat of flattened...

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2020, file photo, Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, speaks a news conference in Portland, Maine. At least 4,800 chicks shipped to Maine farmers through the U.S. Postal Service have arrived dead in the recent weeks since rapid cuts hit the federal mail carrier's operations, Pingree said. Pingree is raising the issue of the dead chicks and the losses farms are facing in a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and U.S. Department of Agriculture Commissioner Sonny Perdue, The Portland Press Herald reported Wednesday, Aug. 19. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Thousands of chicks arrive dead to farmers amid USPS turmoil

Aug. 20, 2020 4:19 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — At least 4,800 chicks shipped to Maine farmers through the U.S. Postal Service have arrived dead in recent weeks after rapid cuts hit the federal mail carrier's operations, U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree said. Pingree, a Maine Democrat, is raising the issue of the dead chicks and the...

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2020, file photo, Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, speaks a news conference in Portland, Maine. At least 4,800 chicks shipped to Maine farmers through the U.S. Postal Service have arrived dead in the recent weeks since rapid cuts hit the federal mail carrier's operations, Pingree said. Pingree is raising the issue of the dead chicks and the losses farms are facing in a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and U.S. Department of Agriculture Commissioner Sonny Perdue, The Portland Press Herald reported Wednesday, Aug. 19. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Thousands of chicks arrive dead to farmers amid USPS turmoil

Aug. 19, 2020 11:53 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — At least 4,800 chicks shipped to Maine farmers through the U.S. Postal Service have arrived dead in the recent weeks since rapid cuts hit the federal mail carrier's operations, U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree said. Pingree, a Maine Democrat, is raising the issue of the dead chicks and the...