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Recent Developments from the Trump Administration and Capitol Hill Impacting Food, Beverage, and Dietary Supplements

July 26, 2017, Covington Alert

A few interesting developments took place in Washington DC last week that are relevant to the food, beverage, and dietary supplement sectors. Last Thursday, July 20, 2017, the Trump Administration published its Spring 2017 Unified Agenda with the aim to significantly limit agency activity. The same day, the Senate Appropriations Committee proposed a FY 2018 budget for USDA and FDA, and the following day, issued its FY 2018 report with a wish list of action items directed at the two agencies. While not exactly at odds with each other, the Unified Agenda pulls back hard on agency activity while the Senate report urges USDA and FDA to complete specific regulatory tasks.

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