WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) today issued the following statement regarding House passage of H.R. 2393, a bill to amend the Agriculture Marketing Act of 1946 that will effectively repeal mandatory country of origin labeling requirements for beef, pork, and chicken. 

“Country of origin labeling is an unnecessary Washington mandate that hits consumers with higher costs every time they purchase food for their families, and hurts American jobs and our economy” Scalise said. “I applaud Chairman Conaway for his strong leadership in protecting hardworking taxpayers and American job-creators.”