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No Senate Biotech Bill Until Fall
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:42 AM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- The biotechnology and food industries had a big victory Thursday when the House voted 275-150 to approve a bill that would stop states from establishing laws to require labeling of foods with genetically modified ingredients. But Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said he would not introduce a biotechnology labeling bill in the Senate until fall. The White House, which had been neutral, issued a cautionary statement.

The vote breakdown on H.R. 1599, "The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act," showed that 230 Republicans and 45 Democrats voted for the bill, which was introduced by Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan. ...

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