Date night just got easier with this list of five local theaters that serve more than just popcorn and Junior Mints.
The omnibus spending bill approved by the Senate on Thursday night contains language banning funding for USDA inspections of slaughterhouses for horses. That effectively stops plans to restart the slaughter of horses in the U.S. to export meat abroad.
In the past, the House might have let the Agriculture Committee have its way. Not this year. Democrats voted overwhelmingly against the bill, in large part because it cut an estimated $2 billion each year from nutrition programs like SNAP, or food stamps.
The Obama administration says the bill “makes unacceptable deep cuts” to federal food aid programs and extends, rather than cuts, crop insurance payments to farmers.