Senate Supports COOL
February 8, 2013

The American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) applauds a bipartisan group of lawmakers for their support of the country of origin labeling (COOL) law. 
 
Sens. Jon Tester (Mont.), Mike Enzi (Wyo.) and Charles Grassley (Iowa) led the effort on behalf of lawmakers who, by signing-on to the letter, show their support for the right to have product labeled and identified. The letter conveys the clear support of those in Congress for consumers and a truly transparent marketplace. 
 
The World Trade Organization ruled that the United States was deemed in compliance in terms of the concept of COOL and its goal of informing consumers; however, the U.S. was directed to adjust certain implementation measures. 
 
Supporting the effort by signing-on to the letter include Sens. Tim Johnson (S.D.), Ron Wyden (Ore.), John Barrasso (Wyo.), John Thune (S.D.), Martin Heinrich (N.M.), Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.), Tom Udall (N.M.), Barbara Boxer (Calif.), Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), Al Franken (Minn.), Jeff Merkley (Ore.), Dianne Feinstein (Calif.), Barbara Mikulski (Md.), Claire McCaskill (Mo.), Benjamin Cardin (Md.), David Vitter (La.), Richard Blumenthal (Conn.), Mary Landrieu (La.), Lisa Murkowski (Ark.), Richard Durbin (Ill.), Sherrod Brown (Ohio), Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.), Tom Harkin (Iowa), Mark Begich (Ark.), John Hoeven (N.D.), Carl Levin (Mich.), Patrick Leahey (Vt.), Kristen Gillibrand (N.Y.).