In advance of today’s Senate hearing on U.S. country of origin labeling, Mexican and Canadian officials sent separate letters to Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairman and ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, stating that a full repeal of COOL is the only option.
House Ag Chairman Combest: "Senate Must Complete Farm Bill This Week"
(December 5, 2001) – House Agriculture Committee Chairman Larry Combest (R-Texas) today strongly urged Senators Tom Daschle (D-SD) and Tom Harkin (D-IA) to complete Senate work on a farm bill this week.
"Farmers have waited three weeks for the Senate's Majority Leader Daschle and Ag Chairman Harkin to bring their own farm bill to final passage. The Senate's bill has been ready since November 15, and after three week's delay, it must be completed this week. It has been reported to me that the Senate will not do significant work on their farm bill until next week. That is unconscionable. The Senate must complete their bill this week, and move immediately to reconcile differences with the House farm bill we sent them two months ago on October 5 so that farmers will have a much-needed new farm bill signed into law by the president this year."
You can subscribe to receive emails of news releases from the House Committee on Agriculture.