HOUSE SEEKS INSPECTION PLAN DELAY

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- A sweeping moratorium on government regulations moving through Congress could delay reforms of the 88-year-old meat and poultry inspection system, according to acting U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Richard Rominger.The measure, which would suspend all government rule-making retroactively from Nov. 20, 1994 through the end of 1995, was overwhelmingly approved by the House

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- A sweeping moratorium on government regulations moving through Congress could delay reforms of the 88-year-old meat and poultry inspection system, according to acting U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Richard Rominger.

The measure, which would suspend all government rule-making retroactively from Nov. 20, 1994 through the end of 1995, was overwhelmingly approved by the House Feb. 24 in a 276-146 vote. It is pending before the Senate and no vote has been set.

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