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. 2682, Business Risk Mitigation and Price Stabilization Act of 2011
To provide end user exemptions from certain provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and for other purposes.
Reps. Michael Grimm (R-NY), Gary Peters (D-MI), Austin Scott (R-GA), and Bill Owens (D-NY)
All amendments below adopted by voice vote:
Peterson Amendment to the Lucas Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute
Roll Call Votes
Advanced out of the Committee by voice vote on January 25, 2012.
Publication: Section by Section of H.R. 2682
Passed by the House on March 26, 2012.