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. 4645, Travel Restriction Reform and Export Enhancement Act
To remove obstacles to legal sales of United States agricultural commodities to Cuba and to end travel restrictions on all Americans to Cuba. Passed Committee by a roll call vote of 25 to 20 and ordered to be reported favorably to the House with the recommendation that it pass, June 30, 2010.
- H.R.4645 - Rep. Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn. (introduced 2/23/2010)
Roll Call Votes
Holden motion to table the appeal to the point of order on the Rooney/Baca
amendment, Roll Call # 1
Holden motion to table the appeal to the point of order on the Conaway #1
amendment, Roll Call # 2
Holden motion to table the appeal to the point of order on the Conaway #2
amendment, Roll Call # 3
Holden motion to table the appeal to the point of order on the Lucas amendment, Roll Call # 4
Costa motion to table the Goodlatte motion to report the bill without
recommendation, Roll Call # 5
Goodlatte motion to report H.R. 4645 to the House without recommendation, Roll Call # 6
Holden motion to report H.R. 4645 favorably to the House, Roll Call # 7