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S. 229 - A Bill to Amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to Require Labeling of Genetically-Engineered Fish.

Agriculture and food. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require labeling of genetically-engineered fish. (by CRS) 
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A Bill to Amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to Require Labeling of Genetically-Engineered Fish.

S. 229 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require labeling of genetically-engineered fish. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require labeling of genetically-engineered fish.
Other Titles
    Sponsor
    Mark Begich
    Co-Sponsors
    Subjects
    • Agriculture and food
    • Fishes
    • Food supply, safety, and labeling
    • Genetics
    • Seafood
    Related Bills
    Major Actions
    Introduced1/31/2011
    Referred to Committee
    Bill History

    There have been no votes on this bill.

    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced1/31/2011
    1/31/2011Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

    Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

    10 times as much
    $3,196,626
    $333,441
    $228,405
    $5,150
    $1,951,244
    $13,591
    $5,728,457
    $569,920
    $569,920

    opposed this bill

    10 Organizations Supported and 1 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    A Bill to Amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to Require Labeling of Genetically-Engineered Fish.

    10 organizations supported this bill

    American Anti-Vivisection Society
    American Anti-Vivisection Society (n.d.). Keep GE Fish off the Menu. Retrieved July 30, 2012, from American Anti-Vivisection Society.
    Center for Food Safety
    Center for Food Safety (2011, October 20). Urge Congress To Take A Stand Against GE Fish!. Retrieved October 30, 2012, from Center for Food Safety.
    Codex Fund
    Codex Fund (n.d.). STOP THE FDA FROM FORCING GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FISH ON THE AMERICAN PUBLIC. Retrieved July 30, 2012, from Codex Fund.
    Council for Responsible Genetics
    Hoffman, Eric (n.d.). GENEWATCH. Retrieved July 30, 2012, from Council for Responsible Genetics.
    Food Policy Fund
    Food Policy Fund (2012, February 0). A Summary of Legislative Actions Undertaken Since 1999 To Stop, Curb and Label Genetically Modified (Genetically Engineered) Food and Fish. Retrieved July 30, 2012, from Food Policy Fund.
    Harvest Cooperative
    Harvest Cooperative (n.d.). Dear Senator,. Retrieved July 30, 2012, from Harvest Cooperative.
    Institute for Fisheries Resources
    Institute for Fisheries Resources (2011, June 16). Urge Congress To Take A Stand Against GE Fish!. Retrieved July 30, 2012, from Institute for Fisheries Resources.
    Institute for Responsible Technology
    Institute for Responsible Technology (n.d.). Current Actions. Retrieved July 30, 2012, from Institute for Responsible Technology.
    Planning and Conservation League
    Planning and Conservation League (2011, March 25). Test Tube Salmon, It’s What’s For Dinner. Retrieved July 30, 2012, from Planning and Conservation League.
    Wild Fish Coalition
    Wild Fish Coalition (2011, February 28). SAY NO TO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED (GE) SALMON. Retrieved July 30, 2012, from Wild Fish Coalition.

    1 organization opposed this bill

    American Veterinary Medical Association
    American Veterinary Medical Association (2011, August 24). H.R. 520/ S. 229. Retrieved July 30, 2012, from American Veterinary Medical Association.

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 112th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2012.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$0
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$17,800$3,900
    Kelly AyotteRNH$17,300$2,500
    John BarrassoRWY$11,750$4,900
    Max BaucusDMT$86,450$15,400
    Mark BegichDAK$102,511$2,000
    Michael F. BennetDCO$212,863$6,400
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$250$2,000
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$68,706$2,900
    Roy BluntRMO$125,300$7,550
    John BoozmanRAR$12,193$750
    Barbara BoxerDCA$306,922$9,700
    Scott P. BrownRMA$77,950$17,600
    Sherrod BrownDOH$155,221$16,000
    Richard BurrRNC$73,990$9,500
    Maria CantwellDWA$121,485$2,450
    Ben CardinDMD$27,675$7,250
    Tom CarperDDE$20,260$400
    Bob CaseyDPA$58,504$11,650
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$96,750$11,000
    Daniel CoatsRIN$10,950$2,900
    Tom CoburnROK$0$4,000
    William Thad CochranRMS$7,300$9,000
    Susan M. CollinsRME$57,450$0
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$4,800$3,000
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$28,277$4,100
    Bob CorkerRTN$16,500$1,000
    John CornynRTX$40,200$1,250
    Mike CrapoRID$24,550$9,000
    Jim DeMintRSC$23,350$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$73,760$10,300
    John EnsignRNV$0$12,100
    Mike EnziRWY$4,500$6,000
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$43,572$4,500
    Al FrankenDMN$163,498$6,950
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$152,606$8,150
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$10,050$2,000
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$33,200$8,150
    Kay R. HaganDNC$84,476$8,800
    Tom HarkinDIA$53,665$12,750
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$39,100$5,000
    John HoevenRND$16,400$0
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$5,850$2,000
    Jim InhofeROK$2,250$500
    Dan InouyeDHI$6,900$5,000
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$42,200$8,750
    Mike JohannsRNE$19,000$12,500
    Ron JohnsonRWI$14,520$13,250
    Tim JohnsonDSD$19,800$12,500
    John F. KerryDMA$12,620$0
    Mark KirkRIL$58,910$2,750
    Amy KlobucharDMN$41,622$7,000
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0
    Jon KylRAZ$4,500$300
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$38,016$8,450
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$61,391$200
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$26,000$6,000
    Mike LeeRUT$1,000$500
    Carl LevinDMI$39,845$2,000
    Joe LiebermanICT$0$0
    Dick LugarRIN$54,674$3,200
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$57,400$1,000
    John McCainRAZ$5,370$5,400
    Claire McCaskillDMO$30,522$14,000
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$124,649$15,000
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$100,200$5,000
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$139,169$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$21,200$7,000
    Jerry MoranRKS$14,300$15,450
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$39,350$4,000
    Patty MurrayDWA$117,207$5,250
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$12,500$8,000
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$86,200$7,950
    Rand PaulRKY$12,200$3,400
    Rob PortmanROH$96,700$3,500
    Mark L. PryorDAR$21,600$6,000
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$24,160$4,000
    Harry ReidDNV$203,639$19,700
    Jim RischRID$12,550$2,500
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$19,750$11,450
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$51,800$0
    Marco RubioRFL$43,900$3,700
    Bernie SandersIVT$48,890$2,000
    Chuck SchumerDNY$106,450$2,000
    Jeff SessionsRAL$10,100$1,400
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$108,854$3,650
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$26,700$2,000
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$44,250$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$59,497$11,500
    Jon TesterDMT$278,135$3,550
    John ThuneRSD$32,400$9,750
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$80,400$5,470
    Mark UdallDCO$324,242$1,000
    Tom UdallDNM$154,025$1,000
    David VitterRLA$59,900$15,500
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$45,533$1,000
    Jim WebbDVA$4,400$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$93,483$600
    Roger F. WickerRMS$48,450$4,300
    Ron WydenDOR$37,200$25,200

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$0
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$17,800$3,900
    Kelly AyotteRNH$17,300$2,500
    John BarrassoRWY$11,750$4,900
    Max BaucusDMT$86,450$15,400
    Mark BegichDAK$102,511$2,000
    Michael F. BennetDCO$212,863$6,400
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$250$2,000
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$68,706$2,900
    Roy BluntRMO$125,300$7,550
    John BoozmanRAR$12,193$750
    Barbara BoxerDCA$306,922$9,700
    Scott P. BrownRMA$77,950$17,600
    Sherrod BrownDOH$155,221$16,000
    Richard BurrRNC$73,990$9,500
    Maria CantwellDWA$121,485$2,450
    Ben CardinDMD$27,675$7,250
    Tom CarperDDE$20,260$400
    Bob CaseyDPA$58,504$11,650
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$96,750$11,000
    Daniel CoatsRIN$10,950$2,900
    Tom CoburnROK$0$4,000
    William Thad CochranRMS$7,300$9,000
    Susan M. CollinsRME$57,450$0
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$4,800$3,000
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$28,277$4,100
    Bob CorkerRTN$16,500$1,000
    John CornynRTX$40,200$1,250
    Mike CrapoRID$24,550$9,000
    Jim DeMintRSC$23,350$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$73,760$10,300
    John EnsignRNV$0$12,100
    Mike EnziRWY$4,500$6,000
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$43,572$4,500
    Al FrankenDMN$163,498$6,950
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$152,606$8,150
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$10,050$2,000
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$33,200$8,150
    Kay R. HaganDNC$84,476$8,800
    Tom HarkinDIA$53,665$12,750
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$39,100$5,000
    John HoevenRND$16,400$0
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$5,850$2,000
    Jim InhofeROK$2,250$500
    Dan InouyeDHI$6,900$5,000
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$42,200$8,750
    Mike JohannsRNE$19,000$12,500
    Ron JohnsonRWI$14,520$13,250
    Tim JohnsonDSD$19,800$12,500
    John F. KerryDMA$12,620$0
    Mark KirkRIL$58,910$2,750
    Amy KlobucharDMN$41,622$7,000
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0
    Jon KylRAZ$4,500$300
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$38,016$8,450
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$61,391$200
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$26,000$6,000
    Mike LeeRUT$1,000$500
    Carl LevinDMI$39,845$2,000
    Joe LiebermanICT$0$0
    Dick LugarRIN$54,674$3,200
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$57,400$1,000
    John McCainRAZ$5,370$5,400
    Claire McCaskillDMO$30,522$14,000
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$124,649$15,000
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$100,200$5,000
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$139,169$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$21,200$7,000
    Jerry MoranRKS$14,300$15,450
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$39,350$4,000
    Patty MurrayDWA$117,207$5,250
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$12,500$8,000
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$86,200$7,950
    Rand PaulRKY$12,200$3,400
    Rob PortmanROH$96,700$3,500
    Mark L. PryorDAR$21,600$6,000
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$24,160$4,000
    Harry ReidDNV$203,639$19,700
    Jim RischRID$12,550$2,500
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$19,750$11,450
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$51,800$0
    Marco RubioRFL$43,900$3,700
    Bernie SandersIVT$48,890$2,000
    Chuck SchumerDNY$106,450$2,000
    Jeff SessionsRAL$10,100$1,400
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$108,854$3,650
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$26,700$2,000
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$44,250$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$59,497$11,500
    Jon TesterDMT$278,135$3,550
    John ThuneRSD$32,400$9,750
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$80,400$5,470
    Mark UdallDCO$324,242$1,000
    Tom UdallDNM$154,025$1,000
    David VitterRLA$59,900$15,500
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$45,533$1,000
    Jim WebbDVA$4,400$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$93,483$600
    Roger F. WickerRMS$48,450$4,300
    Ron WydenDOR$37,200$25,200

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Environmental policy$3,196,626
    Food stores$1,951,244
    Health & welfare policy$333,441
    Animal Rights$228,405
    Fisheries & wildlife$13,591
    Consumer groups$5,150

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Veterinarians$569,920
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