AMI: GIPSA Rule Prime Example of Regulation that Would Impede Job GrowthTuesday, February 8, 2011
(American Meat Institute)
As the national discussion on regulatory reform heats up, the American Meat Institute (AMI) continued to voice its call in TV, radio and print interviews for a withdrawal of the proposed livestock marketing rule published in June by USDA’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA).
President Obama told the U.S. Chamber of
Commerce in a speech Monday that he wants
businesses to make investments that will help
create growth and that, “If there is a reason
In a release issued following the
president’s remarks, AMI President and CEO J.
The president’s speech occurred on the same day House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) released more than 200 responses to a recent invitation asking businesses to provide feedback on overly burdensome regulations. AMI was among the many organizations that responded, with a letter detailing the potential repercussions of the proposed GIPSA rule: http://www.meatinstitute.org/ht/a/GetDocumentAction/i/65904.
On Thursday, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will hold a full committee hearing on the subject of "Regulatory Impediments to Job Creation."
In response to the president’s speech, AMI
Senior Vice President of
Furthermore, a Fiscal Times analysis today of the hundreds of regulations submitted to Issa listed the GIPSA proposed rule as among the “five biggest job killers.” AMI’s letter to Issa was quoted in today’s article: “The proposed rules would make packers and suppliers more reluctant to utilize certain marketing agreements, and goes well beyond the mandate… given by Congress in the 2008 farm bill,” AMI said. To view this article, click here: http://bit.ly/eF48y9.
AMI was also quoted during a segment on regulatory reform airing on National Public Radio (NPR) this morning.
“We want to make sure that the president
hears loud and clear that this rule is creating
uncertainty in the livestock and meat and
poultry industries that absolutely will harm
the economy and stands to eliminate jobs when
every job in
To listen to the NPR broadcast, click here: http://n.pr/fAe8Cw.share on facebook share on twitter