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U.S. congressman says bill to protect La. seafood may head to president soon

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A U.S. congressman said his bill to protect Louisiana seafood may head to the president by the end of the week. 

U.S. Congressman Charles Boustany, R-Louisiana, said his bill would give U.S. Customs agents the power to stop illegal imported crawfish and seafood products at their source before they even leave their country of origin. 

"I worked out the negotiations with the top senator on this on the Democratic side, and we have now passed the agreed version in the House, and it will act on it this week. It will go to the President and become law," said Boustany. 

Boustany is also running for David Vitter's senate seat, but the bill was in the works way before his new campaign. 

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