Schumer pushes feds to scrap brewery rule

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Monday urged the Food and Drug Administration to backtrack on a proposed rule requiring breweries to inspect spent grain used for cattle feed.

In a letter to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, Schumer said the regulation would reduce breweries' profits and waste grain.


Levin: Senate should vote to raise the minimum wage

Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) said Friday that he wants the Senate to debate and pass legislation to raise the federal minimum wage when lawmakers return on April 28.

“When the Senate returns to Washington in late April, we should debate and pass legislation to raise the minimum wage,” Levin said said. “It is indisputable that increasing the minimum wage would reduce poverty.”