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Senate Ag Markup of Biotech Labeling Bill Postponed Amid Lack of Democratic Support

Friday, February 26, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kate Oesterle
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WASHINGTON - The markup scheduled for Thursday for Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts' voluntary biotech labeling bill has been postponed until sometime next week.

The official statement on the committee's website attributes the postponement simply to “changes on the Senate floor." A spokeswoman later said Roberts postponed the markup at the request of Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow, the committee's ranking member, because her bill providing assistance in Flint, Michigan's water crisis is headed to the Senate floor on Thursday.

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