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Mississippi Congressmen taking up catfish fight

By: Magnolia Tribune - June 6, 2016

Miss. House lawmakers prep for catfish inspection fight

Mississippi’s House delegation plans to take up the fight to keep catfish inspections under the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The Senate dealt a blow to Mississippi’s Republican senators last month when it voted for a resolution by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., to return the inspections to the Food and Drug Administration. Opponents of the resolution say the USDA does a better job than the FDA of protecting consumers against contaminated catfish from foreign countries, particularly Vietnam. The USDA inspections began earlier this year.

House lawmakers from Mississippi and a diverse group of other states, including Connecticut, teamed up last week on a bipartisan letter to House leaders urging them not to hold a vote on the Senate resolution.

Clarion Ledger

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