Moran claims victory against 'Meatless Mondays'

Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) claimed a victory on the Senate floor Thursday after he requested that the Department of Agriculture remove a suggestion of “Meatless Mondays” from its website.

“I always assumed the Department of Agriculture was the farmer and rancher's friend,” Moran said on the floor Thursday. “We need to make sure the Department of Agriculture is promoting farmers and ranchers.”


At-risk Senate Democrats introduce bill to extend current estate tax levels

A group of Democratic senators in tough reelection races introduced a bill extending the current estate tax levels for another year.

Sens. Claire McCaskill (Mo.), Mark Pryor (Ark.) and Jon Tester (Mont.) introduced the legislation Wednesday — the same day they voted for the Democrats’ tax plan to raise taxes on annual income of more than $250,000.


Reid says amendments will be accepted on cybersecurity bill

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said he’s open to having amendments to the cybersecurity bill and hopes to vote on them next week.

“There’s plenty of room for changes,” Reid said on the floor Thursday. “Let’s have as many amendments as people feel appropriate.”


Senate to take up cyber security bill

Next on the Senate docket is a bipartisan cybersecurity bill.

The Cybersecurity Act aims to protect American from cyber attacks against the Web, electrical grid, banking systems, military operations, transportation networks and others.