H.R. 6636 (110th): Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act


Jul 29, 2008
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 29, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Dennis Kucinich

Representative for Ohio's 10th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jul 29, 2008
Length: 43 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, the Federal Meat Inspection Act, and the Poultry Products Inspection Act to require that food that contains a genetically engineered material, or that is produced with a genetically engineered material, be labeled accordingly.

Summary (CRS)

7/29/2008--Introduced.Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act - Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA), Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA), and the Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA) to ... Read more >

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Jul 29, 2008

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 6636”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


11 cosponsors (10D, 1R) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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Related Bills

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H.R. 5269 (109th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 2, 2006

H.R. 5577 (111th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 23, 2010

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