WASHINGTON, D.C -- The House of Representatives has passed H.R.5078 Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Act of 2014 with a bipartisan vote of 262-152. The legislation is an attempt to halt the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposed "Waters of the United States" regulation. "The proposed WOTUS regulation by EPA and the Corps is a thinly veiled land … [Read More...]
The summer season is waning and fall is quickly approaching. Now would be a great time to reflect on what it means to be a Granger and to take the lessons with you to others out in the world. And don't forget about the 148th Annual National Grange Convention in Sandusky, Ohio. It's going to be a great one! … [Read More...]
Happy August everybody! We're inching ever closer to the 148th Annual National Grange Convention in Sandusky, Ohio and if you wan't to be recognized as a Distinguished Grange while at the event, the deadline to apply is August 15th! In addition, watch the video to hear about our great news and find out the types of events that make excellent Grange activities. … [Read More...]
National Grange and 332 Patient Groups Join Together to Ask HHS Secretary Burwell to Reduce Barriers to Care in Qualified Health Plans
Urge Administration to Address Limited Benefits, High Cost-sharing, and Lack of Plan Transparency Washington, DC (July 30, 2014) -- The National Grange, along with three-hundred-and-thirty-two patient groups from around the country, has signed onto a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Sylvia Mathews Burwell calling for immediate measures to reduce barriers to care for … [Read More...]
Medicare reforms needed to protect rural access to home health for vulnerable seniors WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Grange expressed support today for the Securing Access Via Excellence (SAVE) Medicare Home Health Act introduced last week by Congressmen Greg Walden (R-OR) and Tom Price (R-GA) to restore funding for skilled home health services that are vital to American seniors, particularly … [Read More...]
USDA Launches New Web Tool to Help Producers Manage Unforeseen Economic Challenges Starting Sept. 2, 2014, farmers can enroll in the new Dairy Margin Protection Program. The voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides financial assistance to participating farmers when the margin – the difference between the price of milk and feed costs – falls below the coverage level selected by the farmer. The … [Read More...]
The National Grange is working with America’s Electric Cooperatives to advocate against the EPA’s new rule. Tell EPA that its new rule on existing power plants will jeopardize the economy, cause energy prices to skyrocket, kill jobs and penalize low income Americans.
With your help, both the House and Senate passed and President Obama signed emergency funding for the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) to continue road and bridge repair and construction until May 2015. We will need your help again after the new Congress arrives in January to enact permanent funding for the HTF.
BACKGROUND As you might have read, the Highway Trust Fund, federally funded by an 18.4 cents per gallon gas tax, starts running out of funds this August. The Highway Trust fund gas tax has not been raised in more than 20 years and the rate of revenue increase has fallen behind as vehicles have become more fuel efficient, creating a $16 billion shortfall. Agriculture depends on a well maintained road infrastructure to get farm products to market and food distribution to consumers. For a while, … [Read More...]