Today, Rep. K. Michael Conaway (R-TX), Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, issued the following statement regarding legislation introduced by Senator Hoeven (R-ND) and Senator Stabenow (D-MI) that ties repeal of country of origin labeling (COOL) to both the elimination of existing market driven programs and the establishment of a so-called voluntary country of origin (COOL) labeling program for beef, pork, and chicken. This new voluntary program would operate under similar rules as the program found to violate U.S. international trade rules.
H.R. 1003, To improve consideration by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission of the costs and benefits of its regulations and orders.
To improve consideration by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission of the cost and benefits of its regulations and orders.
Reps. Mike Conaway (R-TX), David Scott (D-GA), Jim Jordan (R-OH), Patrick McHenry (R-NC), and Scott Garrett (R-NJ).
Introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on March 6, 2013
Ordered reported by voice vote on March 20, 2013