STATEMENT OF ADMINISTRATION POLICY H.R. 4368 — Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2024

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President Biden voiced his opposition to the current version of H.R.4368, the Fiscal Year 2024 appropriations bill for “Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies.” The President articulated his disagreement with multiple sections of the bill, including section 737, which states that “[n]one of the funds made available by this or any other Act thereafter may be used to write, prepare, or publish a proposed rule, final rule, or an interim final rule in furtherance of, or otherwise to implement or enforce the proposed rule entitled ‘Transparency in Poultry Grower Contracting and Tournaments,’ . . . the advance notice of proposed rulemaking entitled ‘Poultry Growing Tournament Systems: Fairness and Related Concerns,’ . . . the proposed rule entitled ‘Inclusive Competition in Market Integrity Under the Packers and Stockyards Act,’ . . . the rulemaking identified in the White House Office of Management and Budget’s Fall 2022 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions as ‘Unfair Practices, Undue Preferences, and Harm to Competition Under the Packers and Stockyards Act (AMS-FTPP-21-0046)’ . . . or any subsequent substantially similar rulemaking effort.” In his statement, the President declared that he would veto the bill in its current form.

[To accompany Legislative Update "President Biden Threatens to Veto Agriculture Appropriations Bill that Would Prohibit Funding for Measures to Increase Transparency in Poultry and Livestock Markets" from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 200]