Hero of the Week: August 7, 2023: Congressman Thomas Massie

Our Hero of the Week is once again Congressman Thomas Massie in support of his reintroduction of the PRIME Act—the “Processing Revival and Intrastate Meat Exemption Act” (HR 2859).

This bill would give state governments the power to allow the sale of meat at the very farm or custom facility where the animals are slaughtered. During and after the Covid-19 crisis, the shortage of meat processing capacity has become a serious issue; the passage of the PRIME Act (introduced previously in 2015, 2017, and 2019) would alleviate this problem in a major way. If Congress had already implemented the bill, the pandemic’s effects on meat processing and local meat availability would have been significantly lessened.

Federal hygiene and inspection rules make it difficult to buy food from the local farmers and producers trusted by local consumers, who increasingly want to know where their food comes from, what it contains, and how it is made.

This is a fundamentally important bill that would cut unnecessary regulations. We are encouraging Solari subscribers to write to their representatives and senators to cosponsor the act.

Action Alert – Tell Congressmen to Cosponsor the PRIME Act (Farm Bill)

Congressman Massie has been a consistent and creative lawmaker standing strong for the people’s liberties.


Congressman Massie

Thomas Massie’s homepage

Special Solari Report: Food Series: Winning the War on Meat – The PRIME Act with Thomas Massie

Solari Food Series: Time for PRIME with Congressman Thomas Massie


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