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Republicans Gain Senate Control



Late projections gave the nod to Republicans in Tuesday night’s election results to take control of the U.S. Senate. The move could bode well for agriculture, according to some. With Republican control in both the U.S House and Senate, that could slow the over regulation concerns by agriculture stemming from the Obama administration, among other parts of the current administrations agenda, according to the Washington Post. Republicans could target the Environmental Protection Agency and its proposed Waters of the U.S. rule, opposed by many large agriculture groups, who call the proposal an overreach in power by the EPA.


The Washington Post Reported Tuesday evening in regards to President Obama “not only will his nominees face tougher Senate scrutiny; his push for a sweeping international climate change agreement will face resistance. Republicans are expected to demand approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline and to push to dismantle key pieces of the Affordable Care Act.” Obama has invited leaders of both parties to a White House Meeting on Friday.