DARK Act Advances to Senate

On Feb. 29, 2016, the Senate Agriculture Committee voted 14 to 6 to advance the bill, known as the DARK Act, to ban state labeling of foods with genetically modified ingredients and to set up a national voluntary labeling system.

Committee members indicated with a red box voted FOR this bill (banning state’s ability to require labeling).

This bill has passed the House and will be presented to the full Senate for a approval. In addition to contacting these committee members, please contact your Senators.

We encourage you to contact these individuals to express your feelings about their action. You might consider supporting more appropriate Senators to replace these people, however, unfortunately it seems that none are up for reelection this year.

Ignore Mike’s comments about Bernie’s chances .. he’s doing better than Obama was at this point in the 2008 election cycle!

Petitions:

Senate Agriculture Committee Membership

Majority

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Chairman

Pat Roberts
(Republican – Kansas)

Official Website |
@SenPatRoberts

Term ends: Jan 2021
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Thad Cochran
(Republican – Mississippi)
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@SenThadCochran

Term ends: Jan 2021
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Mitch McConnell
(Republican – Kentucky)
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@McConnellPress

Term ends: Jan 2021

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John Boozman
(Republican – Arkansas)
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@JohnBoozman

Term ends: Jan 2017
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John Hoeven
(Republican – North Dakota)
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@SenJohnHoeven

Term ends: Jan 2017
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David Perdue
(Republican – Georgia)
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@SenDavidPerdue

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Joni Ernst
(Republican – Iowa)
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@SenJoniErnst

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Thom Tillis
(Republican – North Carolina)
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@ThomTillis

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Ben Sasse
(Republican – Nebraska)
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@SenSasse |
@BenSasse

Term ends: Jan 2021
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Charles Grassley
(Republican – Iowa)
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@ChuckGrassley

Term ends: Jan 2017
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John Thune
(Republican – South Dakota)
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@SenJohnThune

Term ends: Jan 2017

Minority

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Ranking Member

Debbie Stabenow
(Democrat – Michigan)
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@SenStabenow

Term ends: Jan 2019
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Patrick Leahy
(Democrat – Vermont)
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@SenatorLeahy

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Sherrod Brown
(Democrat – Ohio)
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@SenSherrodBrown

Term ends: Jan 2019
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Amy Klobuchar
(Democrat – Minnesota)
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@AmyKlobuchar

Term ends: Jan 2019

 UPDATE! Senator Klobuchar voted against this bill on March 16!

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Michael Bennet
(Democrat – Colorado)
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@SenBennetCO

Term ends: Jan 2017
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Kirsten Gillibrand
(Democrat – New York)
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@SenGillibrand

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Joe Donnelly
(Democrat – Indiana)
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@SenDonnelly

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Heidi Heitkamp
(Democrat – North Dakota)
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@SenatorHeitkamp

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Robert P. Casey, Jr.
(Democrat – Pennsylvania)
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@SenBobCasey

Term ends: Jan 2019

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