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) MoranSenators optimistic about reaching funding deal GOP senators read Pence riot act before shutdown votes On The Money: Shutdown Day 26 | Pelosi calls on Trump to delay State of the Union | Cites 'security concerns' | DHS chief says they can handle security | Waters lays out agenda | Senate rejects effort to block Trump on Russia sanctions 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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