House Votes to Kill Medical Device Tax
Jun19

House Votes to Kill Medical Device Tax

Washington — The House defied a White House veto threat and voted Thursday to abolish a tax on medical device makers as a group of Democrats uncharacteristically joined Republicans in moving to kill part of President Obama’s health care law. Thursday’s 280-140 House vote was exactly the two-thirds margin that supporters would need to override a presidential veto. The real suspense will come in the Senate, which voted overwhelmingly to...

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U.S. House Votes to Repeal Country-of-Origin Labeling Law for Meats

Washington — The U.S. House of Representatives voted last week to repeal country of origin labeling laws meant to allow consumers to know where animals in beef, poultry and pork products were born, raised and slaughtered. The rules led to protests to the World Trade Organization from Canada and Mexico, which feared discrimination. The meat packing industry also opposed the rules, saying they imposed expensive, unnecessary...

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U.S. Producers Fear Retaliation Over Labeling Law

Washington — California ranchers and their Capitol Hill allies are scrambling to peel away a country-of-origin labeling law they fear will hurt the state. Facing potentially punishing tariffs on U.S. wine, apples, cherries and more, after a World Trade Organization ruling against the United States’ labeling requirements for beef and pork, the Californians are mobilizing. They face, though, Midwestern resistance as well as a history of...

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