A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to genetically engineered food transparency and uniformity.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Oregon. Democrat.
Last Updated: Mar 2, 2016
Length: 6 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced on March 2, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
12 Cosponsors (11 Democrats, 1 Independent)
What legislators are saying
“Heinrich Votes Against Bill To Prohibit GMO Labeling”
— Sen. Martin Heinrich [D-NM] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 16, 2016
Mar 2, 2016
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S. 2621 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 2621. This is the one from the 114th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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