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Lawmakers assail legislation that would limit California's egg law
Lawmakers assail legislation that would limit California's egg law

WASHINGTON -- It’s not just about California and its eggs.  So said a bipartisan group of lawmakers from other states stepping up a campaign Tuesday to defeat proposed federal legislation that would prohibit one state from imposing conditions on other states' production of agricultural goods. The measure was drafted by Rep. Steve King, a Republican from egg-producing Iowa, who contends that California exceeded its authority and interfered with Congress’ power to regulate interstate commerce in requiring that eggs imported into the state be produced under standards ensuring that hens can spread their wings. The state lawmakers warned that the King measure --...

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