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.
Lucas Disappointed in USDA's Announced Details for Lincoln's Disaster Aid Package
Tamara Hinton (202) 225-0184
WASHINGTON – Ranking Member Frank Lucas issued the following statement today after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced details regarding disaster assistance funding.