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. 4658, Benton MacKaye Cherokee National Forest Lane Consolidation Act
To authorize the conveyance of a small parcel of National Forest System land in the Cherokee National Forest and to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to use the proceeds from that conveyance to acquire a parcel of land for inclusion in that national forest, and for other purposes.
- H.R.4648 - Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr., R-Tenn. (introduced 2/23/2010)
- Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute, Considered and passed by the House Agriculture Committee as amended by voice vote and ordered to be reported favorably to the House with the recommendation that it pass, June 30, 2010