House Bill 7606
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Meat and Poultry Special Investigator Act of 2022
Passed House on Jun 16, 2022
Apr 27, 2022
Latest Action
Jun 21, 2022
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Policy Area
Agriculture and Food
Agriculture and Food
Primary focus of measure is agricultural practices; agricultural prices and marketing; agricultural education; food assistance or nutrition programs; food industry, supply, and safety; aquaculture; horticulture and plants. Measures concerning international trade in agricultural products may fall under Foreign Trade and International Finance policy area.
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House Votes (3)
Senate Votes (0)
June 16, 2022
Passage Of A Measure
House Roll Call Votes

Meat and Poultry Special Investigator Act of 2022

This bill establishes within the Department of Agriculture the Office of the Special Investigator for Competition Matters.

Specifically, the office must use all available tools (e.g., subpoenas) to investigate and prosecute violations of the Packers and Stockyards Act of 1921 by packers and live poultry dealers. Further, the bill grants the office the authority to bring any civil or administrative action authorized by that act against a packer.

Additionally, the office must

  • serve as a liaison to the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission with respect to competition and trade practices in the food and agricultural sector,
  • consult with the Department of Homeland Security on national security and critical infrastructure security in the food and agricultural sector, and
  • maintain a staff of attorneys and other professionals with appropriate expertise.
Text (4)
June 21, 2022
June 16, 2022
June 7, 2022
April 27, 2022
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Public Record
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Apr 28, 2022 7:12:14 AM
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Jun 29, 2022 11:41:26 PM