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  • WASHINGTON, Sept 24- Republican U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley on Tuesday urged Democrats not to use impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump to delay action on the U.S.- Mexico- Canada trade agreement. Grassley criticized Democrats for launching an impeachment inquiry over reports that Trump sought foreign help to smear a political rival,...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- President Donald Trump on Thursday discussed biofuels policy with senators from U.S. oil states, including Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy, who said the president was engaged on the issue that has pitted Big Oil and Big Corn against each other. In Thursday's meeting, senators including Republicans Ted Cruz of Texas and Pennsylvania's Pat...

  • Trump met with a group of corn-state Republican lawmakers that included Iowa senators Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley on Thursday afternoon, four sources familiar with the matter said. "I think we had a great meeting on ethanol for the farmers," Trump told reporters at the White House. The White House declined comment on the details of the talks.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 6- U.S. agricultural trade groups on Friday told the Trump administration a proposed biofuel reform package falls short of expectations, four sources familiar with discussions said, complicating plans the administration had for presenting the proposal to President Donald Trump. Trump was expected to meet with Environmental Protection...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Aug 20- President Donald Trump's administration has been scrambling to stem the tide of rising anger in Farm Belt states after its decision this month to allow numerous oil refiners to mix less ethanol into their gasoline, sources told Reuters on Tuesday. Farmers bearing the brunt of Trump's trade with China say his support of the hardship...

  • Signage is displayed on the exterior of the Novartis AG Institutes for BioMedical Research building in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., on Friday, Aug. 5, 2016.

    Novartis plans to answer a U.S. senator who demanded details about data manipulation related to its gene therapy Zolgensma.

  • CHICAGO, Aug 2- With farm bankruptcies rising and agricultural debt loads soaring, the U.S. Senate has passed a bill that will make it easier for more farmers with larger amounts of debt to file for bankruptcy protection. The legislation, passed by the Senate on Thursday and earlier by the U.S. House of Representatives, is headed to the White House for President...

  • Senator Chuck Grassley asked newly confirmed Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Thursday about cost overruns and technical issues that have "plagued" the Pentagon's high-priced F-35 fighter jet program. The Department of Defense failed to keep adequate records on the program's costs and installed parts that were not ready for use, according to reports from...

  • *China says talks were "candid, highly effective". *White House says China restates commitment to buy farm goods. The White House and China's Commerce Ministry each described the meetings in Shanghai as constructive, but neither announced any agreements or goodwill gestures that might have cleared the path to more substantive future talks.

  • President Donald Trump listens to a question from the news media as he sits behind the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, July 26, 2019.

    States, wholesalers and pharmacists, acting as intermediaries for consumers, would draft a proposal for safe importation of prescription drugs already available in the U.S.

  • The EPA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are preparing to hold a cabinet-level meeting on the issue as soon as this week, two of the same sources said. But small facilities can secure exemptions from the program if they can prove to the EPA that complying would cause them financial hardship. Since Trump took office, the EPA has more than quadrupled the number...

  • President Donald Trump in the Oval Office at the White House, July 22, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

    Trump has previously supported a plan by U.S. lawmakers who have said they can lower high prescription drug costs by approving imports from Canada, where prices are lower.

  • A pharmacy technician fills a prescription inside a Wal-Mart store in Trevose, Pa.

    "We could cap that forever. And what we get is less innovation and still have growing health-care costs," argues Eli Lilly CEO David Ricks.

  • WASHINGTON, July 29- A bipartisan group of U.S. senators unveiled a proposal on Monday to authorize $287 billion in federal government spending over five years to maintain and repair the country's aging highways, bridges and tunnels, but Congress still faces the tough task of finding a way to pay for it. The bill, introduced Senator John Barrasso, who chairs the...

  • President Donald Trump is considering a sweeping executive order that would cut prices on virtually all branded prescription drugs sold to Medicare and other government programs, according to two industry sources who had discussions with the White House. The White House declined to comment, and it was unclear how far along the any such plan was from being...

  • LOS ANGELES, July 19- Americas biggest solar power developers are stockpiling panels to lock in a 30% federal tax credit set to start phasing out next year, a strategy that could backfire if projects do not materialize or panel prices slide substantially. North Carolina- based Duke, for example, plans to claim the maximum credit on as much as 2 gigawatts worth of...

  • President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered an investigation into France's planned tax on technology companies, a probe that could lead to the United States imposing new tariffs or other trade restrictions. "The United States is very concerned that the digital services tax which is expected to pass the French Senate tomorrow unfairly targets American...

  • President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered an investigation into France's planned tax on technology companies, a probe that could lead to the United States imposing new tariffs or other trade restrictions. "The United States is very concerned that the digital services tax which is expected to pass the French Senate tomorrow unfairly targets American...

  • While the June 2018 plan was ultimately rejected, the fact it reached the president's desk shows that Trump's advisers believed at the time he had the ability to adjust the controversial waiver program, even as his EPA defended the expanded use of the exemptions by citing legal requirement. Since Trump took office, the administration has vastly expanded its...

  • WASHINGTON, June 6- Mexican and U.S. officials are set to resume talks on trade and migration on Thursday, with the United States resisting calls from its southern neighbor, businesses and some Republican lawmakers to ease up on a plan to impose import tariffs on Mexico. Vice President Mike Pence, who led an initial round of negotiations in Washington on Wednesday,...