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Senators Take Action Against Paraguayan Beef Imports

Senators Mike Rounds (R-SD) and Jon Tester (D-MT) filed a resolution against the Biden administration’s decision to lift a long-standing ban on beef imports from Paraguay.

A Congressional Review Act resolution is an oversight tool Congress may use to overturn final rules with a simple majority vote. “Our farmers and ranchers work tirelessly to produce the safest, highest quality, and most affordable beef in the world,” Rounds says. “On the other hand, Paraguay has historically struggled to contain outbreaks of foot and mouth disease.”

Tester and Rounds say American consumers should be able to confidently feed their families beef that they know has met the rigorous standards required in the United States. “I’m pleased to be filing this CRA with Senator Tester to overturn this rule that harms American producers and consumers,” Rounds adds. Tester says, “Cutting corners to resume imports from Paraguay is bad news for producers and consumers.”

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