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. 677, the Inter-Affiliate Swap Clarification Act
To exempt inter-affiliate swaps from certain regulatory requirements put in place by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Reps. Steve Stivers (R-OH), Gwen Moore D-WI), Chris Gibson (R-NY), and Marcia Fudge (D-OH)
Introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on February 13, 2013
Ordered reported, as amended, by voice vote on March 20, 2013