TAG: Senate

UPDATE: Senate fails to override Obama veto

January 26, 2016By

UPDATE: A Senate vote to override a veto from President Obama fell short Jan. 21. Obama previously vetoed a resolution that would have overturned the Clean Water Rule, the Hill reports. The 52-40 vote was short of the 60 votes needed for the cloture to move on to the House and ends a GOP push to stop the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Water Rule.... read more

Government Affairs: Opportunity for immigration reform

June 2, 2014By

Just when possibility for Congressional action this year on immigration reform seemed doomed, a small breeze came in through the window. Players on the Republican and Democratic sides of the issue seem to agree there is narrow window of opportunity for immigration reform in June and July this summer. That window has been created by the conclusion of the spring... read more

What I’m Reading Wednesday: Immigration reform talk rears its head

May 14, 2014By

Immigration reform is a perennial issue for the landscape industry. The promise of Congress passing a comprehensive bill to address the nation’s broken immigration system doesn’t come about very often, but it reared its head again this week. Obama: 2-3 months for immigration reform Politico Earlier this week President Obama said legislators on Capitol Hill have only about two to... read more

Senate introduces bill to eliminate EPA redundancy

February 12, 2013By

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sens. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) have introduced S. 175, legislation to eliminate what they consider to be a burdensome, costly and redundant U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) permit requirement for applications of pesticides. “This double layer of red tape is costly to the agriculture industry and consumers. It also takes aim at public health departments by... read more

ANLA keeping a sharp eye on health reform legislation

December 24, 2009By

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Christmas Eve morning, the United States Senate voted to approve its version of a massive health care overhaul. The legislative process is far from over, and enactment into law is not assured.The next step will be for a conference committee to try to produce a final package that may borrow from both the earlier House-passed version,... read more