110TH CONGRESS 2ND SESSION H.R. 6522 

To prohibit the importation of ruminants and swine, and fresh and frozen meat and products of ruminants and swine, from Argentina until the Secretary of Agriculture certifies to Congress that every region of Argentina is free of foot and mouth disease without vaccination. 

Ms. HERSETH SANDLIN (for herself, Mrs. CUBIN, Mr. POMEROY, Mrs. BOYDA of Kansas, Mr. KAGEN, and Mrs. MCMORRIS RODGERS) introduced the following bill on July 16, 2008; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture. 

A BILL 

To prohibit the importation of ruminants and swine, and fresh and frozen meat and products of ruminants and swine, from Argentina until the Secretary of Agriculture certifies to Congress that every region of Argentina is free of foot and mouth disease without vaccination. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. 

This Act may be cited as the `Foot and Mouth Disease Prevention Act of 2008'. 

SECTION 2. PROHIBITION ON IMPORTATION OF ARGENTINE RUMINANTS AND SWINE UNTIL ARGENTINA IS FREE OF FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE WITHOUT VACCINATION. 

The Secretary of Agriculture shall prohibit the importation into the United States of any ruminant or swine, or any fresh (including chilled or frozen) meat or product of any ruminant or swine, that is born, raised, or slaughtered in Argentina until the Secretary certifies to Congress that every region of Argentina is free of foot and mouth disease without vaccination.