Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Commentator
Feinstein laid the egg on this one.
Sure enough, Dianne Feinstein is showing that November 6th is closing in upon her, as she recently introduced legislation that will of course go nowhere to increase the space that hens have to lay their eggs.
Perhaps if she took more time, serving the needs of her constituents she would not be acting so sketchy. As well she should be as Elizabeth Emken on the issues, promises to unseat her on November 6th. To do so Emken must finish first in a crowded field of also-ran candidates hoping to challenge Feinstein who figures to be an easy target as voters have tired of her policies.
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) in its May 30 Beltway Beef e-newsletter describes new legislation, the Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012, that may pave the way for prescriptive animal raising standards.
The bill, introduced by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on May 25, is modeled after a similar bill (H.R. 3798) that was introduced by Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) in the U.S House of Representatives earlier this year. These bills would codify a controversial agreement between the United Egg Producers (UEP) and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) – an agreement that the major livestock organizations such as NCBA and the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and others oppose.
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