Senate Considers Regulating Egg-Laying Hens


Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and a half dozen other senators have proposed legislation setting a uniform national standard for the treatment of egg-laying hens, which would ensure egg producers aren’t blocked from selling across state lines due to differing state standards.

Feinstein said on Thursday that six states already have their own standards, and 18 others could put their own rules in place soon, which could cause problems in the years ahead. She said beginning in 2015, for example, eggs produced in Iowa and Indiana will not be able to ship to California because they will not meet California’s standards.

“Different standards in Michigan and Ohio will take effect later, further adding to the patchwork of regulations,” she said. “As states with disparate standards continue to protect their own egg producers by banning the sale of eggs from States with lower or no standards, a complicated web of state laws will impair interstate commerce.”




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179 comments on “Senate Considers Regulating Egg-Laying Hens
  1. f. lindsay says:

    The Democrats will REGULATE ANYTHING-EGGS! What kind of WORLD DO THEY WANT 2 LEAVE 4 THEIR CHILDREN? THIS IS INSANITy THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS will eventually regulate BATHROOM USE….oh wait CORRUPT AG HOLDER just ISSUED a NEW ”RESTROOM” LAW…I’m not kidding-ERIC says MEN who think they are WOMEN,or that want 2 BECOME WOMEN must have ACCESS 2 women’s Restrooms…….seriously CREEPY HOLDER is ORDERING WOMEN’S PRIVACY sacrificing SAFETY 4 POLITICALLY CORRECT NONSENSE- I WILL SCREAM @ ANY MAN even if he thinks he is a WOMAN…if I see 1 seeking around a WOMAN’S RESTROOM-HOLDER IS A #%^#@$%#$…CONGRESS MUST TOSS the RACE-BAITING MORON out of the DOJ he is a DISGRACE TO HUMANITY….he is a CRIMINAL MURDERING ASSASSINATING SON of SATAN.”WE don’t want 2 OFFEND MEN who would rather NOT be THOUGHT of as MEN”

    - $#^& @#%! &#^* #@^&#@! LIBERAL #%@& $&## DEMOCRATS #@^&$@ HAVE BEEN LOST 2 THE DARK SIDE-no the DUMB-SIDE-
    ANYBODY but STINKING BO…#ObamaSucks & MUST BE IMPEACHED 4 FRAUD,FORGERY,TREASON, THEFT,ASSASSINATING US CITIZENS,DRONE ATTACKS ACROSS THE WORLD=War Crimes, MURDERS of FEDERAL AGENTS through FAST&FURIOUS-The JIG is UP-TOSS HIS HALF WHITE-BLACK A$$ in PRISON for being AN EVIL COMMIE SOB-

  2. BOTK says:

    Next to feel the blade of absurd government regulations will be egg cartons.

  3. Cwilliameena says:

    They want the world to be like hunger games.

  4. G says:

    Boxer, Fienstein, Snow, Collins, WasAman-Shultz, Time For These Jerks To Go, Let The Lay and Regulate Their Own Eggs. Do-Nothing Jerks. Cheers Semper Fi

  5. Kevin reynolds says:

    Does a starving person really care whether or not the egg they’re about to eat is “Grade A” or not ? 

  6. Pegi says:

    Is there anything in this world that they don’t want to regulate?  For Gods sake, eggs?

  7. Dsmcmeans01 says:

    ” eggs produced in Iowa and Indiana will not be able to ship to California because they will not meet California’s standards”  the rest of the countryis tired of jumping through hoops to meet ca standards.  ca is broke and over-rated.  keep your emission standards and we will keep our prosperity!

    • Dianna says:

      Maybe God will create an earthquake to break California away from the USA and then Obamascammer will sell it to Russia or China.  DO ALL THE IDIOTS LIVE IN CALIFORNIA?  WHAT A STUPID STATE – IT’S TOTALLY EMBARRASSING – ARE THE PEOPLE THERE TOTALLY BRAIN DEAD OR BRAIN WASHED?

      • Observant_One says:

        “THE PEOPLE THERE TOTALLY BRAIN DEAD OR BRAIN WASHED?”

        Having lived there for a period of time, I would say both!

  8. david telliho says:

    fiensterieny doesn`t think . She doesn`t think states have rights either. I`ve never heard of egg producers throwing eggs away because they couldn`t sell enough. It`s just another power grab. I hope the voters grab her and throw her out.

  9. Steve says:

    Feinstein should worry about California and illegal immingration.

  10. JDH says:

    Maybe we should regulate the Senate’s egg laying practices. Isn’t it time to reclasify them as fryers, roasters, and stewers(with the exception of those aready identified as turkeys)?  We have already gotten enough of their rotten, inedible eggs. 

  11. PPTA says:

    Regulating egg laying hens? In the meantime we have a foreign President and they do nothing? Meantime we have few million people without jobs? Meanwhile we have the highest debt in the history of our country and still no budget which is required by law?

    Why are even considering egg laying hens with so mny problems tht face our society and country? I think the enire Senate should be replaced. What kind of idiots are they? Who even sponsered a dopey bill lke this?

    Oh yes, Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat, anything to take the attention off the items I mentioned above. I wonder if all the sane people in California, are now gone, to elect her, and Peloski. I swear, some day California is going to be judged, and it is going to simply sink into the ocean.

  12. theo980 says:

    Makes you wonder who and how much money the egg farmers laid on her reelection campaign!

  13. Colonel Sanders says:

    California’s fiscal health is in the toilet and Fienstein wants to regulate chickens. Does Obama know about this chicken problem? 

  14. RichWIowa says:

    This is another insane, unconstitutional power grab, but exactly what you expect from a senator from  the People’s republic of Kalifornication.

  15. Topazjojo says:

    Stupid is as stupid does. These are the intelligent people we voted into office to run and protect our country and citizens?? We would be better off consigning them to cleaning the outdoor toilets and the horse stalls. EGGS??