According to meatingplace.com, nine U.S. senators have formed a bipartisan coalition and introduced a "resolution of disapproval" with the U.S. Department of Agriculture?s (USDA) Final Rule designating Canada a minimal-risk region and setting the stage for the re-opening of the border to imported cattle.
If passed by both houses of Congress and signed by the president, it would make the USDA rule null and void. This would close the possibility of live cattle under 30-months of age as well as beef derived from those animals from being imported into the United States from Canada.
Senator Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) wrote the resolution and was joined by Senators Craig Thomas (R-Wyo.), Max Baucus (D-Mont.), Ken Salazar (D-Colo.), Tim Johnson (D-S.D.), Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.), Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) and Pete Domenici (R-N.M.)