Rep. DeFazio Statement on H.R. 2393, the Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act
Washington, DC - Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) issued the following statement on H.R. 2393, the Country of Labeling Origin Amendments Act:
“Today’s vote to repeal country of origin labeling is a vote to undercut the American people’s right to know where their food comes from. Ninety percent of Americans support country of origin labeling for meat products, yet proponents of H.R. 2393 are more concerned with appeasing foreign corporate special interests than with keeping American consumers safe.
What’s worse, this is only a harbinger of things to come if the President’s trade bill passes. Should the TPP trade deal be made law, dozens of consumer protections will be rolled back in order to fulfill foreign corporations’ interests instead of the health and safety of the American public.”