Senate Hearings

Ebola and veterinarians

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Yesterday I attended a senate hearing on Ebola and the recent outbreak in Liberia which, in an apparently rare move, was jointly held by an appropriations subcommittee and the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. It was my first hearing, and was much more formal than the briefings I’ve been to (and, incidentally, did [...]

We have the right stuff…just help us to unleash it.

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

Innovation is a bipartisan effort allowing us as a nation to come up with new ideas, new products, and new discoveries.  The main question we need to ask ourselves is not a financial one, but rather is “Are we running an innovation deficit?” and “Could we be capping our innovation growth as a nation?  Kevin [...]

The Beginning: What a Week!

Friday, July 13th, 2012

I can’t believe it’s already the end of my first week at the GRD! I’ve been so busy getting to know the office and scheduling meetings that the time really has flown by.   On Wednesday I attended the House’s Farm Bill mark-up. This event was so popular that the overflow room overflowed, which I [...]

Race to the finish

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Here we are with only a week and a half to go. Today had us traveling all over town. In the morning, Ian and I attended a Senate joint committee hearing regarding the effectiveness of agriculture disaster assistance programs. This meeting was in response to the floods in the Midwest and Hurricanes Gustav and Ike. [...]

Friday again?!

Friday, September 19th, 2008

Hello everyone, this is marking my triumphant return to the blog after a busy week. I will start with my adventures from Wednesday at the Future Trends in Animal Agriculture Symposium. This was a free event at the USDA building with speakers from across the spectrum from the American Meat Institute to the Humane Society [...]