Senate Bill Aims To Simplify Catfish Regulation

Law360, New York (March 8, 2011, 2:56 PM EST) -- A bill introduced Monday in the U.S. Senate would cut back duplicative federal regulation of catfish and repeal a law giving the U.S. Department of Agriculture authority to inspect catfish imported from Vietnam and other countries.

S. 496, sponsored by Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla., takes aim at a swath of U.S. regulation that its authors claim is costing the U.S. government by giving two separate agencies authority over the single fish, while throwing up unnecessary and potentially harmful trade barriers that run...
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