Letter from 30 Senators Opposing EATS Act
172 U.S. Representatives and 30 U.S. Senators bipartisanly representing 35 states sent signed letters to their respective agriculture committees voicing their “opposition to inclusion of the “Ending Agricultural Trade Suppression (EATS) Act” … or any similar legislation in the 2023 Farm Bill.” Representatives Earl Blumenauer and Brian Fitzpatrick, led the letter to the House Committee on Agriculture opposing H.R.4417, and Senators Dianne Feinstein, Cory Booker, and Alex Padilla led the letter to the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry opposing S.2019. Both letters reference the 15 states that have enacted “humane standards for in-state production and sale of products from egg-laying chickens, veal calves, and mother pigs” and the House version mentions the producers and small farmers who “have indicated that they already can or will be able to comply with Proposition 12’s standards to supply the California market.” These members of Congress join a diverse array of individuals and groups opposed to the EATS Act.
[To accompany Legislative Update "202 Bipartisan Members of Congress Call for Exclusion of EATS Act and Similar Legislation from Farm Bill" from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 204]