About the bill
The Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act of 2015 would repeal the requirement for meat products to be labeled with their country of origin. Currently meat products must include information on where the animal was bred, raised, and slaughtered. The Canadian government filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) to remove the labeling as a violation of trade agreements. The WTO approved the Canadian complaint on the grounds that the United States labeling policy discriminates against meat products from border countries. The bill passed the House with a vote of 300-131. Only 10 Republicans voted nay while 66 Democrats voted yea. The bill will move on to the Senate.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 11th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jun 11, 2015
Length: 4 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 10, 2015 but was never passed by the Senate.
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82 Cosponsors (68 Republicans, 14 Democrats)
What legislators are saying
“Thompson Cosponsored Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act of 2015 Passes House”
— Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 11, 2015
“Huizenga Votes To Protect Michigan Jobs, Prevent Harmful Sanctions on West Michigan Products”
— Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI2] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 11, 2015
H.R. 2393 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2393. This is the one from the 114th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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