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Perdue Hold May be Lifted as House Ag Leaders Call for Confirmation

A hold that Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., has had on the confirmation of Sonny Perdue, President Donald Trump’s nominee for Agriculture secretary, may be lifted, raising the possibility that Perdue could be confirmed before the Senate leaves on Friday.

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Developments in Trade, WOTUS, and Budget Cuts

Developments in Policy published by The Fertilizer Institute    The investment firm Blackstone has set up a $40-billion infrastructure mega fund, with Saudi Arabia committing $20 billion of the initial capital. Another $20 billion will be raised from other limited partners, which could lead to $100 billion in total infrastructure investments[…]

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