To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require that genetically engineered food and foods that contain genetically engineered ingredients be labeled accordingly.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Oregon's 4th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Feb 12, 2015
Length: 11 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced on February 12, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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53 Cosponsors (52 Democrats, 1 Republican)
What legislators are saying
“Rep. DeFazio, Lawmakers Condemn Dangerous Industry-Driven Food Labeling Bill”
— Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4] (Sponsor) on Jul 22, 2015
“DeLauro, DeFazio, Lawmakers Condemn Dangerous Industry-Driven Food Labeling Bill”
— Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 22, 2015
“Rush Votes NO on H.R. 1599: Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015”
— Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 23, 2015
Apr 24, 2013
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 1699 (113th).
Feb 12, 2015
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H.R. 913 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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