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H.R.3798 Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012, 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Feb 08, 2012 Referred to the Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry.

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  • 76% of users support H.R.3798

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    • Compassion in World Farming

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    • In Defense of Animals

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    • Arkansas Egg Council

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    • United Egg Producers

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    Most-commented sections of the bill text

    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On February 16, 2012, by brownrabbit - I want to see this when possible.... http://www.lioneggfarms.co.uk/media/images/coded-egg.png It shouldnt be required for smaller egg farmers but if they have a certain, appropriately large production, they should be required to invest in this technology for quality assurance.

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      As noted by brownrabbit, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 16, 2012, "I want to see this when possible.... http://www.lioneggfarms.co.uk/media/images/coded-egg.png It shouldnt be required for smaller egg farmers but if they have a certain, appropriately large production, they should be required to invest in this technology for quality assurance."
    • On January 27, 2012, by BrodyRosenfeld - Our factory farming system is arguably as much of a crime against life as slavery in the Americas was. These animals spend their whole lives serving us sometimes in brutal condidtions... we can at least spend a couple of cents more per egg to give them a slightly more comfortable life.

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      As noted by BrodyRosenfeld, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 27, 2012, "Our factory farming system is arguably as much of a crime against life as slavery in the Americas was. These animals spend their whole lives serving us sometimes in brutal condidtions... we can at least spend a couple of cents more per egg to give them a slightly more comfortable life. "
    • On March 20, 2012, by factchecker - Hi Mary, The United Egg Producers, representing 90% of all egg producers are in support of this bill. Why? Mainly to level the future interstate commerce playing field; different states are now creating more prohibitions and complications in this area in response to consumer demands. A rep from the producer's side said on a recent radio show. I'm a constitutional supporter, so I guess I can go with this under "regulate interstate commerce". Side benefits in systems which incorporate these measures has been reported to be more egg production per hen, less undesirable animal mortality and sickness, better working conditions (ammonia levels monitored), and possibly less salmonella- not studied, but fairly logical in healthier animals. A large producer estimated one or two cents per egg increase(for a large producer)to pay for the changes- plus they taste way better (from personal experience). The bill is sponsored by two Democrats and two Republicans. I like that! Liz Roberts

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      As noted by factchecker, a user on OpenCongress.org, on March 20, 2012, "Hi Mary, The United Egg Producers, representing 90% of all egg producers are in support of this bill. Why? Mainly to level the future interstate commerce playing field; different states are now creating more prohibitions and complications in this area in response to consumer demands. A rep from the producer's side said on a recent radio show. I'm a constitutional supporter, so I guess I can go with this under "regulate interstate commerce". Side benefits in systems which incorporate these measures has been reported to be more egg production per hen, less undesirable animal mortality and sickness, better working conditions (ammonia levels monitored), and possibly less salmonella- not studied, but fairly logical in healthier animals. A large producer estimated one or two cents per egg increase(for a large producer)to pay for the changes- plus they taste way better (from personal experience). The bill is sponsored by two Democrats and two Republicans. I like that! Liz Roberts "

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • The Mills River Progressive: HSUS Alert - Please Help! - July 26, 2012 by Anna Van Z - The Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments (H.R. 3798) is critical legislation that could set up a national standard applying to all 280 million laying hens. It could double the minimum amount of space for each bird, prohibit ...

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      As noted by Anna Van Z on July 26, 2012, "The Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments (H.R. 3798) is critical legislation that could set up a national standard applying to all 280 million laying hens. It could double the minimum amount of space for each bird, prohibit ..." (/url?q=http://millsriverliberal.blogspot.com/2012/07/hsus-alert-please-help.html&sa=U&ei=Q8ESULPWNZKo8QTau4D4Ag&ved=0CCUQmAEwAg&usg=AFQjCNHrBImdYyrR4ANaNfYRbY794KJBDA)
    • Senate Hearing on Feinstein's Egg Bill Excludes Opponents of ... - July 26, 2012 by prnewswire - Referred to by many as the Rotten Egg Bill, Feinstein's legislation is identical to a House bill (H.R. 3798) that was introduced by Rep. Kurt Schrader earlier this year over the vehement objections of animal advocates ...

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      As noted by prnewswire on July 26, 2012, "Referred to by many as the Rotten Egg Bill, Feinstein's legislation is identical to a House bill (H.R. 3798) that was introduced by Rep. Kurt Schrader earlier this year over the vehement objections of animal advocates ..." (/url?q=http://www.meal-drink.com/press-release/senate-hearing-on-feinsteins-egg-bill-excludes-opponents-of-battery-cages-and-federal-preemption-11028/%3Futm_source%3Drss%26utm_medium%3Drss%26utm_campaign%3Dsenate-hearing-on-feinsteins-egg-bill-excludes-opponents-of-battery-cages-and-federal-preemption&sa=U&ei=0GcRUK23I9Ou0AHkq4CAAQ&ved=0CD4QmAEwBw&usg=AFQjCNGhI9v1DgPcMt3VPCsk_CtfALvGhQ)
    • End Animal Cruelty: Current Legislative Acts to Get Behind | Vegan ... - July 24, 2012 by Zoe Eisenberg - These amendments, introduced as HR 3798 in the House and S. 3239 in the Senate, will immediately help tens of millions of hens to have a bit more space and eventually eliminate battery cages for laying hens. To help ...

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      As noted by Zoe Eisenberg on July 24, 2012, "These amendments, introduced as HR 3798 in the House and S. 3239 in the Senate, will immediately help tens of millions of hens to have a bit more space and eventually eliminate battery cages for laying hens. To help ..." (/url?q=http://www.veganmainstream.com/end-animal-cruelty-current-legislative-acts-to-get-behind&sa=U&ei=Q8ESULPWNZKo8QTau4D4Ag&ved=0CFEQmAEwCw&usg=AFQjCNFfJIJTqWIygTm2PO0b0dHxNUGlNQ)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Egg Farmers Warn Prices Could Double Without Legislation - July 30, 2012 by Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin - A companion bill H.R. 3798 was introduced in January by Reps. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., Elton Gallegly, R-Calif., Sam Farr, D-Calif., and Jeff Denham, R-Calif. The House bill has 113 overall co-sponsors.

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      As noted by Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin on July 30, 2012, "A companion bill H.R. 3798 was introduced in January by Reps. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., Elton Gallegly, R-Calif., Sam Farr, D-Calif., and Jeff Denham, R-Calif. The House bill has 113 overall co-sponsors." (http://www.pdpw.org/news_headline.php?tbl=us&yr=12&id=1689)
    • Senate Hearing on Feinstein's Egg Bill Excludes Opponents of Battery Cages and Federal Preemption - July 28, 2012 by WBOY - Referred to by many as the Rotten Egg Bill, Feinstein's legislation is identical to a House bill (H.R. 3798) that was introduced by Rep. Kurt Schrader earlier this year over the vehement objections of animal advocates nationwide. With the measure now ...

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      As noted by WBOY on July 28, 2012, "Referred to by many as the Rotten Egg Bill, Feinstein's legislation is identical to a House bill (H.R. 3798) that was introduced by Rep. Kurt Schrader earlier this year over the vehement objections of animal advocates nationwide. With the measure now ..." (http://www.wboy.com/story/19116411/senate-hearing-on-feinsteins-egg-bill-excludes-opponents-of-battery-cages-and-federal-preemption)
    • Egg Farmers Warn That Egg Prices Could Double Without Congressional Legislation; 45,000 Jobs In 24 States At Risk - July 26, 2012 by Marketwatch - David Vitter, R-La. and Ron Wyden, D-Ore. as original co-sponsors and 16 overall co-sponsors in the Senate. A companion bill H.R. 3798 was introduced in January by Reps. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., Elton Gallegly, R-Calif., Sam Farr, D-Calif.,

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      As noted by Marketwatch on July 26, 2012, "David Vitter, R-La. and Ron Wyden, D-Ore. as original co-sponsors and 16 overall co-sponsors in the Senate. A companion bill H.R. 3798 was introduced in January by Reps. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., Elton Gallegly, R-Calif., Sam Farr, D-Calif.," (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/egg-farmers-warn-that-egg-prices-could-double-without-congressional-legislation-45000-jobs-in-24-states-at-risk-2012-07-26)
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