Two COOL Bills Introduced in Senate
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:08 AM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and Senate Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., on Thursday introduced a bipartisan bill to take beef, pork, chicken and ground meat out of the mandatory country-of-origin labeling law and establish a voluntary labeling program. At the same time, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., introduced the House-passed bill to repeal country-of-origin labeling for the same products.

Hoeven said on the Senate floor Thursday afternoon that he and Stabenow had taken the House repeal bill and added a voluntary labeling program to it.

"That's just reasonable," Hoeven said, "because that's what ...

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