07.07.16

Chairman Roberts: Agriculture Biotechnology Solution Approved by Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today is pleased to announce Senate passage of S.764, the bipartisan proposal to protect the use of agriculture biotechnology and to ensure consumers have access to food information they want. The legislation was approved on a 63-30 vote. 

“Today is a victory for farmers, ranchers, sound science, and anyone who eats on a budget,” said Roberts. “Getting to an agreement wasn’t easy, but today’s strong showing in the Senate is a result of the way we get things done in the Agriculture Committee – with hard work and bipartisanship. I thank Ranking Member Stabenow for her continued partnership.”

“Tonight’s vote is the most important vote for agriculture in the last 20 years. We worked hard to ensure the marketplace works for everyone. I mean everyone. Our legislation allows farmers to continue using sound science to produce more food with less resources, gives flexibility to food manufacturers in disclosing information, and gives access to more food information that consumers demand.” 

Click here to download audio and video of Chairman Roberts’ remarks. 

The legislation now returns to the House for a debate and vote.

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