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Lawmakers Introduce Rural Internet Improvement Act
Lawmakers Introduce Rural Internet Improvement Act
A bipartisan group of Senators recently introduced legislation to merge USDA broadband programs.  New Mexico Democrat Ben Ray Luján and South Dakota Republican John Thune reintroduced the Rural Internet Improvement Act.  The legislation would streamline and bolster USDA Rural Development broadband programs and ensure their funding is targeted to rural areas that need it the most.     "Our bip
Thune Introduces Bill to Improve Livestock Disaster Assistance
Thune Introduces Bill to Improve Livestock Disaster Assistance
Senators John Thune and Ben Ray Luján recently introduced the Livestock Disaster Assistance Improvement Act.  The bipartisan legislation by the South Dakota Republican and New Mexico Democrat would improve the effectiveness and timeliness of multiple Department of Agriculture programs that assist farmers and ranchers in the aftermath of adverse weather events.  The legislatio...
Senate Legislation Would Regulate Digital Commodities
Senate Legislation Would Regulate Digital Commodities
Senate Ag Chair Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member John Boozman as well as Senators Cory Booker and John Thune introduced legislation recently to regulate digital commodities.  The Digital Commodities Consumer Protection Act of 2022 would give the Commodity Futures Trading Commission new tools and authority it needs to regulate digital commodities and safeguard customers and markets.   “...

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