GOP senators declare 'Meat Monday' in slap to USDA

"This is a reminder to USDA that it’s supposed to advocate for American agriculture, not against it," Grassley added.

According to Sen. Jerry MoranGerald (Jerry) MoranThe 25 Republicans who defied Trump on emergency declaration Overnight Defense: Senate rejects border emergency in rebuke to Trump | Acting Pentagon chief grilled on wall funding | Warren confronts chief over war fund budget 12 Republican senators defy Trump on emergency declaration  MORE (R-Kan.), USDA will no longer promote "Meatless Mondays" in its online newsletter.

"With extreme drought conditions plaguing much of the United States, the USDA should be more concerned about helping drought-stricken producers rather than demonizing an industry reeling from the lack of rain," Moran said on the Senate floor Thursday.


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