U.S. Senator Josh Hawley from Missouri says the Strengthening Antitrust Enforcement for Meatpacking Act encourages more government oversight.
“If you have a monopoly in meat packing, which we have right now with four companies controlling almost all of the meatpacking in America, than the Justice Department ought to have the power to break those companies up. And secondly, if one of those companies tries to buy a competitor, the government ought to be able to block it.”
Hawley says the closure of two Tyson poultry processing plants in southern Missouri has negatively affected farmers and plant workers.