U.S. Chamber Praises Senate for Bipartisan Passage of Food Labeling Agreement

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 11:00pm

Legislation Will Prevent Cost Increases for Consumers, Give Certainty to Farmers and Food Companies

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President for Government Affairs Bruce Josten released the following statement today applauding the Senate for passage of S. 764, common-sense biotech labeling legislation:

“This compromise legislation will prevent increased costs to consumers, and will give food companies and farmers certainty with a uniform, national, and science-based framework for labeling food and ingredients.

“We applaud Chairman Pat Roberts and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow for coming together to craft bipartisan legislation that prevents a chaotic patchwork of state-by-state laws governing food labeling. We urge the House take up this bill next week and send it to President Obama for his signature before they head home for the summer district work period.”

The U.S. Chamber sent a Key Vote letter regarding this legislation, which can be found here

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