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Bills Dealing With Labeling Being Introduce in the House and Senate

A bill that would make GMO labeling voluntary passed the U.S. House last Thursday. The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act would require developers of genetically engineered plants to obtain FDA safety clearance on all new plant varieties before those foods are introduced into commerce; uphold FDA’s authority to specify special labeling if it finds a health or safety risk is posed by such a variety; create a legal framework governing the use of label claims regarding either the absence or presence of GMOs in a food product and require the FDA to define the term ‘natural’ on food labels.

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Trade Promotion Authority Passed Again; Possible Merger of Monsanto and Syngenta

The U.S. House has again passed Trade Promotion Authority. House lawmakers approved TPA Thursday as a standalone bill. It was the second time in a week that the House passed TPA. A week ago the chamber voted to approve TPA as part of a package of trade measures, but it defeated a Trade Adjustment Assistance bill, thus preventing TPA from moving forward. This time, TPA

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Doc Hastings on Newstalk KIT’s Mike Bastinelli Show [AUDIO]

 

4th District Representative Doc Hastings was a guest on Thursday's Mike Bastinelli Show on Newstalk KIT, and among other topics, Mike asked the congressman his opinion on recent developments in Iran.

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House Passes Cabin Fee Fairness Legislation

 

Creating a predictable, affordable structured fee system to reduce costs for cabin owners and the Forest Service, this measure  affects a large number of Yakima Valley citizens.

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