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 Welcomes New Republican Member to the Ag Committee
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WASHINGTON – Today, Ranking Member Frank Lucas announced the addition of Rep. Tom Rooney of Florida to the Republican membership of the Agriculture Committee. Rep. Rooney will serve on the Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management and the Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research.