Midwestern senators try to force vote on Northey for USDA post

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz thwarted an attempt by midwestern senators for an immediate vote on the nomination of Bill Northey of Iowa to be the No. 3 official at the USDA, in charge of farm support and land stewardship programs. Cruz, who has informally blocked action on Northey since last October, objected on the Senate… » Read More

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