Republican U.S. Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri says Proposition 12 oversteps boundaries.
“We have a commerce clause in order to prevent any one state from regulating the commerce and production of other states,” he said. “Frankly, I think that’s what California is trying to do.”
The U.S. Supreme Court recently upheld the California law which bans sales of pork, veal, and eggs from animals whose confinement does not meet minimum space requirements.