Bennet, Moran, Johnson, Craig Urge Secretary Vilsack to Prioritize Support for Small Meatpackers in American Rescue Plan Implementation
Funding in COVID-19 Relief Bill Will Help Support Small Meatprocessing Facilities to Prevent Backlogs in the Food Supply Chain
Mar 16, 2021Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), and U.S. Representatives Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) and Angie Craig (D-Minn.) urged U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to prioritize reducing U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) overtime fees for very small and small meatpackers as he works to implement the American Rescue Plan, which designated $100 million to reduce these fees, based on Bennet’s Small Packer Overtime and Holiday Fee Relief for COVID-19 Act.