The House Appropriations Committee approved the Fiscal Year 2015 agricultural appropriations bill by a vote of 31 to 18 on Thursday.
Similar to the Senate Appropriations Committee's vote last Thursday, this house legislation includes a rider that will defund horse processing. Introduced by Representative Moran, the amendment prohibits funding for inspections of horse processing facilities in the U.S.
Another amendment that was passed prohibits funds to purchase processed poultry from China for use in school lunch programs. Another yet adds language encouraging the FDA to accept certain types of clear, visible calorie displays on products served through vending machines.