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S. 2623: U.S.A. Beef Act

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The average American eats 216 pounds of red meat and poultry annually.


Some meat or beef products which bear a ‘Product of USA’ label are in fact almost entirely foreign, in that the animal can be both grown and slaughtered in another country, so long as the product was processed or prepared in the U.S.

In July, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) finalized a rule stiffening penalties for those who mislead with such a label if it was not “all or virtually all” made in the U.S., up to $43,280 per violation — for all products, not just beef. The final vote was 3–2, with Democratic-nominated commissioners in favor and a Republican-nominated commissioner opposed.

Still, those in the beef and cattle industry, and many politicians who represent them, …

Sponsor and status

Mike Rounds

Sponsor. Junior Senator for South Dakota. Republican.

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Last Updated: Aug 5, 2021
Length: 2 pages
Aug 5, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Aug 5, 2021

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7 Cosponsors (6 Republicans, 1 Democrat)

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


Aug 5, 2021

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S. 2623 is 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 S. 2623. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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