WASHINGTON | For the poor, the safety net in a shutdown doesn’t feel safe

WASHINGTON — Jan 21, 2019— Doris Cochran, a disabled mother of two young boys, is stockpiling…

WASHINGTON | Selective shutdown? Trump tries to blunt impact, takes heat

WASHINGTON —Jan 12, 2019— The government shutdown is wreaking havoc on many Americans: Hundreds of thousands…

WASHINGTON | USDA: Food stamps will be funded through February

WASHINGTON — Jan 08, 2019—The Trump administration says benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also…

WASHINGTON | Farmers risk loss of federal payments, loans, from shutdown

WASHINGTON — The end of 2018 seemed to signal good things to come for America‘s farmers.…

WASHINGTON | Shutdown could block federal aid to farmers hit by trade war

WASHINGTON— The end of 2018 seemed to signal good things to come for America’s farmers. Fresh…

WASHINGTON | Shutdown could block federal payments to farmers

WASHINGTON — The government shutdown could complicate things for farmers lining up for federal payments to…

WASHINGTON | No solution to shutdown in sight before Dems take House

WASHINGTON — It’s looking increasingly like the partial government shutdown will be handed off to a…

WASHINGTON | Government shutdown likely to stretch into next week

WASHINGTON  — Chances look slim for ending the partial government shutdown any time soon. House lawmakers…

WASHINGTON | USDA moves to tighten restrictions on food stamps

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is setting out to do what this year’s farm bill didn’t:…

WASHINGTON | Senate Democrats see role for Congress in curbing harassment

WASHINGTON  — Senate Democrats have spent nearly a year on a report that addresses harassment and…

WASHINGTON | Congress passes overhaul of sexual harassment policies

WASHINGTON — Congress approved an overhaul Thursday of its process for handling sexual harassment claims, capping…

WASHINGTON | Congress approves $400 billion for farmers, forests, poor

WASHINGTON  — After months of debate and negotiation, Congress voted final approval Wednesday to a massive…

WASHINGTON | House passes farm bill, sending it to Trump’s desk

WASHINGTON — The House has easily passed the farm bill, a massive legislative package that reauthorizes…

WASHINGTON | Senate votes overwhelmingly to renew farm programs

WASHINGTON  — The Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday for a sweeping agriculture bill that will fund key…

WASHINGTON | Farm-bill deal scraps new work requirements for food stamps

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan deal on the multi-billion dollar farm bill would scrap new work requirements…

WASHINGTON | Senate, House reach deal on long-awaited farm bill

WASHINGTON  — House and Senate negotiators have reached a deal on the multibillion-dollar farm bill after…

WASHINGTON | Memos to Nobody: Inside the work of a neglected fed agency

WASHINGTON — Mark Robbins gets to work at 8:15 each morning and unlocks the door to…

WASHINGTON | Forest Service chief vows to end sexual harassment at agency

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Forest Service’s new chief is pledging to rid the agency of sexual…

WASHINGTON | Watchdog reviewing plan to relocate key USDA office

WASHINGTON— The USDA’s internal watchdog will examine the agency’s plan to restructure its top independent research…

WASHINGTON  | House Democrats promise action on LGBTQ rights bill

WASHINGTON  — House Democrats are promising next year to prioritize anti-discrimination legislation that would for the…

WASHINGTON | Matthew Shepard, symbol for gay rights, laid to rest in DC

WASHINGTON  — After 20 years without a permanent resting place, the remains of Matthew Shepard, a…

WASHINGTON | Some farmers worry Trump’s bailout checks won’t be enough

WASHINGTON— Farmers across the United States will soon begin receiving government checks as part of a…

WASHINGTON | As aid checks go out, farmers worry bailout won’t be enough

WASHINGTON — Farmers across the United States will soon begin receiving government checks as part of…

WASHINGTON | Judge upholds delay of anti-segregation housing rule

WASHINGTON — A federal judge has upheld a decision by the Department of Housing and Urban…