About the bill
Would moving the agency make it closer to the heart of agricultural output, or politicize their work by biasing their findings in favor of the current administration?
Since 1961, the Agriculture Department’s Economic Research Service (ERS) has analyzed financial impacts of the department’s policies. The ERS is based in the nation’s capital and is nonpartisan in its analysis — but both those two facts might soon change.
ERS’s reports recently had been frequently finding — and publicly reporting — negative economic effects of the Trump Administration’s agriculture policies, implemented under Secretary Sonny Perdue. Needless to say, Trump and Perdue strongly dislike their own department undercutting their claims of agricultural economic success. The White House’s proposed budget for Congress suggested cutting ERS staff by more than half ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Maine's 1st congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Feb 14, 2019
Length: 3 pages
What legislators are saying
“In Letter, Pingree Requests OIG Investigate USDAs Suppression of Climate Science Research”
— Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1] (Sponsor) on Jun 25, 2019
“Pingree Statement on Trump Administration's Relocation of USDA Research Staff to Kansas City”
— Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1] (Sponsor) on Jun 13, 2019
Dec 19, 2018
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 7330 (115th).
Feb 14, 2019
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