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McCain, Shaheen offer amendment to trade bill to repeal USDA catfish inspection

Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) say their amendment introduced today (May 19) during the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) debate on the Senate floor would repeal catfish inspection at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, save taxpayers $14 million a year and avoid a successful challenge from countries that view the program as a trade barrier.

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