NCBA says it looks forward to working with Congress
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says a tightened majority in the House and a dead split in the Senate could create a big hill to climb for the new administration.
Ethan Lane is vice president of government affairs. “That’s going to provide a really interesting backdrop to what is looking like a really aggressive regulatory agenda from the Biden administration,” he says.
He tells Brownfield it will likely be more challenging for the new administration to accomplish their goals. “Without really having a Congress that can back them up in an aggressive way,” he says. “I view that as a benefit of the system, it’s designed to not let anybody run the table too quickly. But as we see this Congress find its identity, it’s going to be an interesting counter to what we’re seeing in the administration.”
Lane says NCBA is already engaging in conversations with policymakers to lay the groundwork for the cattle industry in what is expected to be a very busy couple of years.
AUDIO: Ethan Lane, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association