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The United States House of Representatives is moving toward passing a bill that would ban the export of new “high yield” biofuel crops such as corn and soybean to the European Union. The legislation is set to be heard on Wednesday.

Introduced by U.S. Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX), the bill is designed to protect domestic agriculture interests from foreign trade. According to news report, Brady’s legislation “allows U.S. companies to import biofuels from the European Union if their plants and animals meet USDA standards and provide significant environmental benefits.”

Ahead of the vote, the House Agriculture Committee agreed to hold a hearing on the bill, according to Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL). Brady has a long history of pushing to support biofuels, having introduced legislation more than a decade ago that would have put the United States on par with Europe in the biofuel market. The bill passed the House by voice vote during a hearing on the House agriculture bill in 2011.

With a vote on this bill likely this week, the White House is expected to weigh in. In a statement, the White House’s Environmental Protection Agency said that it would “oppose any action that would adversely impact our ability to provide food support and nutrition security programs to needy American families.”

A spokesperson for the European Commission also defended its “high yield” biofuel policy to Reuters.

This isn’t the first time in recent memory that Congress has considered such a ban on foreign biofuel crops. In 2013, Congress also passed the Foreign Agricultural Products and Technology Act, which banned the import the importation of many