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.
A bill to convey to Miami-Dade County certain federally owned land in Florida. The bill would provide for the sale of two acres of land at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Subtropical Horticulture Research Station. Passed Committee by voice vote and ordered to be reported favorably to the House with the recommendation that it pass, July 29, 2009.
- H.R.3175 - Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart, R-Fla. (introduced 7/10/2009)