Congress eyes government response to mad cow

WASHINGTON - Discovery of one case of mad cow disease prompted cries for immediate action on Capitol Hill, but three months later, Congress is watching on the sidelines while the Bush administration struggles to convince trading partners that U.S. beef is safe.
"Congress needs to be supportive of what the administration is doing - provided the administration continues to consult with our producers and do this in a reasonable way," said Sen. Jim Talent, a Missouri Republican who serves on the Senate Agriculture Committee.

Source: Associated Press
calendar icon 10 April 2004
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