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Sen Ted Cruz Refuses Fellow Senators’ Request to Free Bill Northey

Bill Northey’s nomination for undersecretary of farm production and conservation at USDA continues to be held hostage by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. Cruz has now has a hold on Northey’s nomination for 160 days, as of Thursday morning.

 

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