House Votes to Repeal COOL for Meat

By a vote of 300 to 131, the House of Representatives passed legislation late Wednesday to repeal Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) for beef, pork and chicken.

conaway-cool“I am thankful for the support of my colleagues today in passing this common-sense, bipartisan bill that is a necessary targeted response to avoid retaliation from Canada and Mexico,” said House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX) who introduced the bill.

While the vote was bi-partisan, the bill pitted said House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX) against ranking member Collin Peterson (D-MN).

Reps. Conaway and Peterson floor comments

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