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S. 1082: TASTEE Act of 2021

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About the bill

Where’s the beef? If this bill’s advocates have their way, the answer would be, “Always on the menu.”


In 2012, the Obama-era Agriculture Department sent out a newsletter to employees encouraging them to participate in the voluntary initiative “meatless Mondays.” The administration subsequently backed off, after Republicans criticized the ostensibly pro-agriculture department for being “opposed to farmers and ranchers.”

More recently this year, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) caused controversy by proclaiming a single day — Saturday, March 20 — as “Meat Out Day.” In response, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts (R) declared the exact same day as “Meat on the Menu Day.”

What the bill does

The TASTEE (Telling Agencies to Stop Tweaking What Employees Eat) Act would ban any federal department or agency from refusing to serve …

Sponsor and status

Joni Ernst

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Iowa. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 13, 2021
Length: 2 pages
Apr 13, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Apr 13, 2021

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1 Cosponsor (1 Republican)

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Apr 13, 2021

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