Congressional battle continues over federal catfish regulation

September 16, 2016

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-WI, may want to wait until after the Nov. 8 election, when the House of Representatives returns for the lame-duck session, to decide whether there will be a vote on the nation’s new and evolving catfish program.

Every week that goes by sees the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new program for catfish inspection picking up new enlistments and expanding its ability to keep potentially dangerous products off American plates.

But the speaker is under pressure from his House members, who want to use the vote to showcase how fiscally tight they can be by sending catfish inspection back