The measure reportedly provides more than $20.6 billion in total discretionary spending, a rise over the previous year’s funding by $2.5 billion.
The bill includes $18.4 billion in funds for the USDA. The items included in the USDA portion of the bill include:
• Limiting language prohibiting the establishment or implementation of a rule allowing poultry products to be imported into the
• $953.9 million for the Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS)
• $14.5 million for the National Animal Identification System.
• $9.8 million for the implementation of country of origin labeling (COOL).
Source: American Meat Institute