Luján, Cornyn Introduce Bill to Combat Cattle Fever Tick Infestations
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and John Cornyn (R-TX) yesterday introduced the Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Program Enhancement Act, which would help combat cattle fever tick infestations across the country:
“Cattle fever ticks are a major risk for livestock across the Southwest, including in eastern and southern New Mexico. As New Mexico becomes a major hub for cattle imports from Mexico, it’s critical that Congress addresses the risk of cattle fever ticks,” said Sen. Luján. “I’m proud to introduce this bipartisan legislation to support New Mexico farmers, ranchers, and producers, and keep livestock safe.”
“Cattle fever tick infestations can cause devastating losses for ranchers across Texas and the nation,” said Sen. Cornyn. “This legislation would kickstart improvements to the Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Program and help mitigate losses caused by these parasites, and I urge my colleagues to support it.”
Companion legislation was introduced in the House by Representative Monica De La Cruz (TX-15).