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NCBA Backs House Committe Plan To Chop EPA Budget

National Cattlemen Beef Association members are supporting a House committee proposal to chop the budget for the Environmental Protection Agency. Included in the Appropriations Committee’s fiscal year 2014 plan is a $ 3 billion cut to the agency. NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs Colin Woodall says the mood in Washington has changed so this type of proposal has a good chance of being heard.

Woodall also thinks there is good backing in the House and Senate from both parties for this type of budget cut.

The planned cut if it goes through would be a 34 percent reduction from EPA’s present budget level and also contains language barring development of greenhouse gas limits.

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Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, file photo, customers walk past a Family Dollar store at Hickory Grove Market in Charlotte, N.C. Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion, the companies announced Monday, July 28, 2014.

Discount store chain Dollar Tree Inc offered to buy rival Family Dollar Stores Inc for about $8.5 billion.

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Tentative agreement reached on U.S. veterans’ funding bill

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Senator-elect Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is interviewed by a Reuters reporter at Sanders' office in Burlington, Vermont on November 28, 2006.

The head of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and his House counterpart will outline the funding agreement at a news conference today.

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