Joint Hearing to Review the National Animal Identification System
| May 5, 2009 2:00pm
WASHINGTON - On May 5, 2009, two House Subcommittees held a joint public hearing to review the National Animal Identification System (NAIS). The Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry, chaired by Representative David Scott of Georgia, and the Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology, chaired by Representative Yvette Clarke of New York, held a joint hearing to examine the identification system’s role in protecting U.S. producers and consumers from the effects of an animal disease outbreak.
Dr. John R. Clifford , Deputy Administrator for Veterinary Services, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.
Dr. Thomas McGinn , Chief Veterinarian, Office of Health Affairs, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Washington, D.C.
Dr. David C. Smith , Assistant Director, Division of Animal Industry, New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, Albany, New York
Dr. Jerry R. Gillespie , Former Director of Western Institute for Food Safety and Security, Univerisity of California, Davis, Hopland, California
Mr. Kevin M. Kirk , Special Assistant to the Division Director, Michigan Department of Agriculture, Animal Industry Division, Lansing, Michigan