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NAMI Calls On Governor Abbott to Cease Unnecessary Truck Inspections at U.S.-Mexico Border

Thursday, April 14, 2022
 

CONTACT: Casey Kammerle, (202) 587 4253

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 14, 2022

The Meat Institute today is joining Democrats and Republicans in calling for Texas Governor Greg Abbott to cease the unnecessary truck inspections along the U.S.-Mexico border, which is causing massive supply chain delays and adversely affecting the American people.

"The redundant inspections engaged in by Texas officials have caused typical wait times of 30 minutes or less to balloon in some areas to as long as six to eight hours. The governor’s decision is exacerbating already challenging supply chain issues and contributing to inflation not seen for 40 years,” said Meat Institute President and CEO Julie Anna Potts. “It’s unacceptable for trucks carrying food and other important commodities to wait hours at the U.S.-Mexico border. It can present food safety challenges and it’s not fair to the drivers who are instrumental in keeping food on our plates.”

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