Interstate Meat Sales Bill Introduced

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On March 29, Rep. Ron Kind (D-Wisc.) introduced H.R. 1760, the "Expanding Markets for Small Meat Processors Act," with five original cosponsors. The bill would remove the current ban on interstates sales of state-inspected meat and poultry. The cosponsors of H.R. 1760 are: David Obey (D-Wisc.), Nancy Boyda (D-Kan.), Gwen Moore (D-Wisc.), Jim Marshall (D-Ga.), and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.).
There is growing interest and support in Congress for interstate meat sales legislation, and other bills are expected to be introduced soon. Reps. Earl Pomeroy (D-N.D.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) are expected to introduce comprehensive legislation to allow interstate meat sales when the House returns from the Easter recess the week of April 16. The bill is expected to be similar to the one they introduced last year. Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Herb Kohl (D-Wisc.) are expected to introduce legislation when the Senate returns from recess the week of April 9. (Contact: Charlie Ingram)

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