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Which comes first: California's egg rule, or everyone else's?
Which comes first: California's egg rule, or everyone else's?

WASHINGTON — Congress this year will deal with a host of profound issues: A confrontation over raising the nation's debt limit. Budget battles that will determine whether more cuts are made in government services. And the most ambitious attempt to overhaul the nation's immigration laws in nearly three decades. But first: the Great Egg Debate. A fight has broken out over how egg-laying hens should be treated — and specifically whether California can be blocked from requiring that eggs imported into the state be produced under voter-approved standards ensuring that the chickens can spread their wings. This being Congress, the measure pushed by Rep. Steve King...

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