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House makes stink bug public pest No. 1

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Politics,Congress,Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets,Environment,House of Representatives,Insects
Facing federal warnings that this summer's stink bug invasion will be the worst ever, House lawmakers have OK'd a bill demanding that the Agriculture Department make the bug Public Pest No. 1 and speed efforts to kill it. On Thursday, the House included language in a spending bill that directs Agriculture to prioritize ways to combat stink bugs, poised to wreak disaster in the nation's fruit...