AGs Tell Congress that EATS Act Ruins their Appetite

  • A group of 16 Democratic AGs wrote a letter to Congressional leaders opposing the passage of the Ending Agricultural Trade Suppression (EATS) Act, which restricts state and local governments abilities to set agricultural product standards and arose following the Supreme Court’s 2023 ruling in National Pork Producers Council v. Ross that upheld California regulation of certain pork sales from a Dormant Commerce Clause challenge to the law’s extra-territorial impact.
  • In their letter, the AG coalition argues that passage of the EATS Act or a similar bill would harm their states’ residents because state and local governments are best-positioned to ensure the safety of food sold within their borders.
  • As we previously reported, a separate coalition of 16 AGs recently wrote a letter to Congressional leaders advocating for the passage of the EATS Act.