Senate Advances Federal Mandatory GMO Labeling Bill

The GMO labeling bill from Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts and ranking member Debbie Stabenow is headed for consideration on the Senate floor following a 65-32 vote on Wednesday, July 6 to limit debate on the measure. Maine Senators Collins and King voted against the measure.

Vote summary here.

The motion gives lawmakers 30 hours to debate the measure before a final vote, which is expected before the Senate leaves town for the weekend on Thursday, July 7, 2016.

Roberts told reporters today that he has the votes to pass the bill. Once it clears the Senate, the measure will head to the House floor, where lawmakers are leery of its mandatory labeling provisions. The House passed a voluntary labeling standard (H.R. 1599) last July.

Here’s also a link to NGA’s Press Release.