“Smithfield requested to terminate their contract," the Agriculture Department said.
Pelosi says a new rule would protect the middle class. Some Democrats to her left see a new hurdle for Medicare-for-all and other liberal programs.
But the legislation is complicated, its price-tag is high, and the bill does little to help the very poorest Americans.
The effort comes after Sanders spearheaded a campaign over low worker pay at Amazon.
They made inroads among farm communities in the Republicans’ Upper Midwest stronghold.
U.S. pork producer Smithfield, which is owned by the Chinese conglomerate WH Group, will sell 144,000 pounds of ham products to the federal government under the contract.
In California, voters upheld a controversial gas tax that had been signed into law in 2017.
There will be least a dozen tax plans on ballots across the nation on Nov. 6.
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The attorneys general are probing contracts that prevent workers from switching franchises, a practice that some economists say drags down wages for millions of Americans.