Rep. Michael Capuano (D-MA) in his weekly emails often gives a unique perspective on action and inaction in Congress. Here he discusses H.R. 2393, the Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) Amendments Act of 2015.
On Wednesday the House considered H.R. 2393, the Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) Amendments Act of 2015. In 2002 Congress passed a law requiring that certain meat products include labels identifying their country of origin. Canada and Mexico challenged this at the World Trade Organization (WTO) and prevailed. In response, the United States Department of Agriculture issued a new rule requiring that meat be labeled at each stage of production beginning when the animal is born. H.R. 2393 repeals U.S. country of origin labeling requirements for beef, pork and chicken sold in this country. Completely doing away with the labeling requirements goes too far. I voted NO. H.R. 2392 passed and the entire vote is recorded below:
As one may confirm, Rep. Reed voted AYE.