Brett Neely Feature Archive

Will you be paying more at the grocery store this year because of what you're burning in your gas tank? (08/02/2012)
It's been a bad summer for many farmers, and Congress is struggling to pass a new farm bill and possibly come up with disaster aid for farmers whose crops have withered in the field. (07/25/2012)
The congresswoman has caused a firestorm with unsubstantiated claims that U.S. government officials have close ties to a group she says wants to impose Islamic law in America. But many in her party want to change the subject. (07/24/2012)
Some members of Minnesota's congressional delegation are worried about a day of reckoning for the federal budget: Jan. 1, 2013. (07/23/2012)
House Speaker John Boehner joined a growing chorus of Republicans denouncing claims by U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., that a senior State Department aide has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. (07/19/2012)
Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona took to the Senate floor today to defend a State Department employee against allegations -- made by Rep. Michele Bachmann -- that she has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. (07/18/2012)
Last night was the deadline for incumbents and challengers to file their fundraising paperwork with the Federal Election Commission for the second quarter of the year. (07/16/2012)
The money race for Congress is heating up. Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has announced a fundraising haul, pulling in more than four-times her DFL opponent. (07/12/2012)
The House Agriculture Committee met Wednesday for a contentious debate on the size of the food stamp program while generally signing off on the size and scope of commodity programs for farmers. (07/11/2012)
Minnesota's sugar beet farmers were among those who scored a victory on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. (07/11/2012)
While this fall's elections are expected to dominate the Congressional agenda, some lawmakers still hope to pass a farm bill to reauthorize agriculture and food stamp programs. But this may be a make or break week for those efforts. (07/09/2012)
This week, Congress will again turn its attention to the farm bill. The Senate passed its version of the bill last month. This time, it's the House Agriculture Committee that will begin considering a different draft of the bill that covers farm subsidies and nutrition programs for the poor. Reporter Brett Neely discussed the key issues in the debate with Morning Edition host Phil Picardi. (07/09/2012)
The U.S. House is set to take up legislation that would rein in eligibility for food stamps and make major changes to the way the government subsidizes farmers. (07/09/2012)
A federal disaster declaration has been issued for 13 Minnesota counties and three tribal nations after preliminary assessments showed recent floods and storms caused more than $108 million in damage. (07/06/2012)
The House Agriculture Committee is unveiling its approach to a long-term farm and food bill that would reduce spending by some $3.5 billion a year, almost half of that coming from cuts in the federal food stamp program. (07/05/2012)