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Bipartisan Press Conference: The case for COOL repeal: Act now to avoid retaliation

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 | 11:00 | 1300 Longworth House Office Building

Press Release


In light of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) ruling against the U.S., House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) will introduce legislation to repeal the Country of Origin Labeling requirements for beef, pork and chicken. Rep. Conaway will host a press conference with members of Congress and representatives from industries that are targets of retaliation by Canada and Mexico. The Agriculture Committee will hold a business meeting to consider the bill on Wednesday, May 20, at 10:00 a.m. 

House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX)
Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA)
Rep. David Rouzer (R-NC)
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO)
Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR)
Rep. Brad Ashford (D-NE)
John Murphy, Senior Vice President for International Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Robert Koch, President and Chief Executive Officer Wine Institute
Linda Dempsey, Vice President of International Economic Affairs, National Association of Manufacturers
John Weber, President Elect, National Pork Producers Council
Philip Ellis, President, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, and Chugwater, Wyoming cattleman

11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

House Triangle
East Front Lawn
United States Capitol
**In the event of rain, the press conference will be held in 1300 Longworth House Office Building**