Over 200 House Members Support Repealing USDA Catfish Inspections if Bill Can Get to Floor
SEAFOODNEWS.COM by Michael Ramsingh - September 15, 2016
A letter co-authored by over 200 members of the House of Representatives showed strong support to repeal the USDA’s catfish inspection program if a vote can be brought to the floor.
The letter followed up a presentation made this week to House Members to back Joint Resolution 28 (S.J. Res 28). The resolution provides “congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Secretary of Agriculture relating to inspection of fish of the order Siluriformes."
In other words, the resolution strikes the USDA’s Catfish Inspection program from the Farm Bill. The provision just needs to clear a House vote so it can be signed into law by the White House...
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