House passes COOL repeal, Roberts calls for quick Senate action

The U.S. House of Representa­tives voted 300-131 last week to approve a bipartisan bill (H.R. 2393) that would repeal the beef, pork and chicken provisions of the mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL) law.

Final passage was supported by 234 Republican and 66 Democrat representatives. Among Iowa’s delegation, Republicans Steve King, Rod Blum and David Young supported the bill, while Democrat Dave Loebsack voted against it.

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