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S. 230 - A Bill to Amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to Prevent the Approval 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 prevent the approval of genetically-engineered fish. (by CRS) 
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A Bill to Amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to Prevent the Approval of Genetically-Engineered Fish.

S. 230 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to prevent the approval of genetically-engineered fish. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to prevent the approval of genetically-engineered fish.
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    Sponsor
    Mark Begich
    Co-Sponsors
    Subjects
    • Agriculture and food
    • 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…

    6.1 times as much
    $3,196,626
    $448,346
    $5,150
    $333,441
    $228,405
    $1,951,244
    $6,163,212
    $434,272
    $569,920
    $1,004,192

    opposed this bill

    15 Organizations Supported and 2 Opposed; See Which Ones

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

    15 organizations supported this bill

    American Anti-Vivisection Society
    American Anti-Vivisection Society (n.d.). Speak out against genetically engineered fish.. Retrieved July 25, 2012, from American Anti-Vivisection Society.
    Center for Environmental Health
    Center for Food Safety (2010, November 18). Coalition Reveals Immense Opposition To Transgenic Fish, Demands Mandatory Labeling. Retrieved February 22, 2012, from Center for Food Safety.
    Center for Food Safety
    undersigned organizations (2011, May 25). Citizen Petition Regarding AquaBounty Technologies' Application for Approval of Genetically Engineered Salmon. Retrieved February 22, 2012, from Center for Food Safety.
    Codex Fund
    Codex Fund (n.d.). STOP THE FDA FROM FORCING GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FISH ON THE AMERICAN PUBLIC Sponsor H.R. 521 and S. 230 to Ban the Approval Sponsor H.R. 521 and S. 229 to Require Truthful Labeling. Retrieved July 25, 2012, from Codex Fund.
    Farm Forward
    Farm Forward (n.d.). Current Legislation. Retrieved July 25, 2012, from Farm Forward.
    Harvest Cooperative
    Harvest Cooperative (n.d.). Dear Senator,. Retrieved July 30, 2012, from Harvest Cooperative.
    Humane Society of the United States
    Humane Society of the United States (n.d.). Genetically Engineered Fish . Retrieved July 25, 2012, from Humane Society of the United States.
    Institute for Fisheries Resources
    IFR (2011, February 28). Urge Congress To Take A Stand Against GE Fish!. Retrieved February 22, 2012, from IFR.
    Institute for Responsible Technology
    Institute for Responsible Technology (n.d.). Current Actions. Retrieved July 30, 2012, from Institute for Responsible Technology.
    northwest atlantic marine alliance
    undersigned organizations (2010, August 27). Coalition Demands FDA Deny Approval of Controversial Genetically Engineered Fish. Retrieved February 22, 2012, from NAMA.
    Ocean Conservancy
    Leonard, George (2011, November 28). Protect the Future of Fish: Say NO to Genetically Engineered Salmon. Retrieved February 22, 2012, from Ocean Conservancy.
    Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations
    Grader, Zeke (2010, December 1). What Fisheries Might Expect in the New Congress. Retrieved February 22, 2012, from PCFFA.
    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.
    Sierra Club
    Center for Food Safety (2010, November 18). Coalition Reveals Immense Opposition To Transgenic Fish, Demands Mandatory Labeling. Retrieved February 22, 2012, from Center for Food Safety.
    Wild Fish Coalition
    Wild Fish Coalition (2011, February 28). SAY NO TO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED (GE) SALMON. Retrieved July 30, 2012, from Wild Fish Coalition.

    2 organizations opposed this bill

    American Veterinary Medical Association
    American Veterinary Medical Association (n.d.). Issue brief. Retrieved July 25, 2012, from American Veterinary Medical Association.
    AquaBounty Technologies
    Stotish, Ronald L. (2011, July 20). Statement By Ronald L. Stotish, Ph.D., President And CEO Of AquaBounty Technologies. Retrieved February 22, 2012, from Aqua Bounty.

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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$2,000
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$20,300$3,900
    Kelly AyotteRNH$27,300$2,500
    John BarrassoRWY$11,750$4,900
    Max BaucusDMT$86,450$16,400
    Mark BegichDAK$139,261$14,300
    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$10,820$1,750
    Barbara BoxerDCA$313,922$9,700
    Scott P. BrownRMA$95,525$72,200
    Sherrod BrownDOH$155,221$16,000
    Richard BurrRNC$76,490$11,740
    Maria CantwellDWA$165,585$33,930
    Ben CardinDMD$27,675$7,250
    Tom CarperDDE$20,260$400
    Bob CaseyDPA$58,504$11,650
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$102,750$15,150
    Daniel CoatsRIN$10,950$2,900
    Tom CoburnROK$0$4,000
    William Thad CochranRMS$9,550$23,200
    Susan M. CollinsRME$63,100$2,100
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$4,800$3,000
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$28,277$4,100
    Bob CorkerRTN$19,000$1,000
    John CornynRTX$40,700$1,250
    Mike CrapoRID$27,050$9,000
    Jim DeMintRSC$23,350$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$76,260$11,300
    John EnsignRNV$0$12,100
    Mike EnziRWY$7,000$6,000
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$48,572$7,000
    Al FrankenDMN$163,498$6,950
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$162,106$13,150
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$11,050$2,000
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$33,200$8,150
    Kay R. HaganDNC$84,726$8,800
    Tom HarkinDIA$55,915$13,000
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$41,600$5,000
    John HoevenRND$16,400$0
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$5,850$2,000
    Jim InhofeROK$2,250$500
    Dan InouyeDHI$15,850$25,250
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$44,450$9,250
    Mike JohannsRNE$19,000$14,500
    Ron JohnsonRWI$19,520$13,250
    Tim JohnsonDSD$19,800$12,500
    John F. KerryDMA$12,620$0
    Mark KirkRIL$71,310$30,250
    Amy KlobucharDMN$41,622$7,000
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0
    Jon KylRAZ$4,500$300
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$39,766$35,300
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$67,391$3,000
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$26,000$6,000
    Mike LeeRUT$1,000$500
    Carl LevinDMI$39,845$2,000
    Joe LiebermanICT$0$1,000
    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$127,649$15,000
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$100,200$11,200
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$139,419$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$23,700$7,000
    Jerry MoranRKS$14,300$15,900
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$125,765$63,400
    Patty MurrayDWA$215,807$78,100
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$14,500$8,000
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$87,432$30,950
    Rand PaulRKY$12,450$3,400
    Rob PortmanROH$99,450$3,500
    Mark L. PryorDAR$23,100$7,250
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$24,160$4,000
    Harry ReidDNV$207,639$24,300
    Jim RischRID$12,550$2,500
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$19,750$13,950
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$51,800$0
    Marco RubioRFL$47,900$14,850
    Bernie SandersIVT$49,140$2,000
    Chuck SchumerDNY$106,450$2,000
    Jeff SessionsRAL$10,706$3,203
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$114,854$20,550
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$26,700$3,000
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$50,850$5,200
    Debbie StabenowDMI$64,497$11,833
    Jon TesterDMT$278,135$3,883
    John ThuneRSD$32,400$9,750
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$85,400$5,470
    Mark UdallDCO$323,242$1,000
    Tom UdallDNM$154,025$1,000
    David VitterRLA$59,900$17,900
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$46,533$6,600
    Jim WebbDVA$5,900$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$93,483$933
    Roger F. WickerRMS$50,450$8,550
    Ron WydenDOR$38,200$25,200

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$2,000
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$20,300$3,900
    Kelly AyotteRNH$27,300$2,500
    John BarrassoRWY$11,750$4,900
    Max BaucusDMT$86,450$16,400
    Mark BegichDAK$139,261$14,300
    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$10,820$1,750
    Barbara BoxerDCA$313,922$9,700
    Scott P. BrownRMA$95,525$72,200
    Sherrod BrownDOH$155,221$16,000
    Richard BurrRNC$76,490$11,740
    Maria CantwellDWA$165,585$33,930
    Ben CardinDMD$27,675$7,250
    Tom CarperDDE$20,260$400
    Bob CaseyDPA$58,504$11,650
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$102,750$15,150
    Daniel CoatsRIN$10,950$2,900
    Tom CoburnROK$0$4,000
    William Thad CochranRMS$9,550$23,200
    Susan M. CollinsRME$63,100$2,100
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$4,800$3,000
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$28,277$4,100
    Bob CorkerRTN$19,000$1,000
    John CornynRTX$40,700$1,250
    Mike CrapoRID$27,050$9,000
    Jim DeMintRSC$23,350$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$76,260$11,300
    John EnsignRNV$0$12,100
    Mike EnziRWY$7,000$6,000
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$48,572$7,000
    Al FrankenDMN$163,498$6,950
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$162,106$13,150
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$11,050$2,000
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$33,200$8,150
    Kay R. HaganDNC$84,726$8,800
    Tom HarkinDIA$55,915$13,000
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$41,600$5,000
    John HoevenRND$16,400$0
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$5,850$2,000
    Jim InhofeROK$2,250$500
    Dan InouyeDHI$15,850$25,250
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$44,450$9,250
    Mike JohannsRNE$19,000$14,500
    Ron JohnsonRWI$19,520$13,250
    Tim JohnsonDSD$19,800$12,500
    John F. KerryDMA$12,620$0
    Mark KirkRIL$71,310$30,250
    Amy KlobucharDMN$41,622$7,000
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0
    Jon KylRAZ$4,500$300
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$39,766$35,300
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$67,391$3,000
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$26,000$6,000
    Mike LeeRUT$1,000$500
    Carl LevinDMI$39,845$2,000
    Joe LiebermanICT$0$1,000
    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$127,649$15,000
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$100,200$11,200
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$139,419$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$23,700$7,000
    Jerry MoranRKS$14,300$15,900
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$125,765$63,400
    Patty MurrayDWA$215,807$78,100
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$14,500$8,000
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$87,432$30,950
    Rand PaulRKY$12,450$3,400
    Rob PortmanROH$99,450$3,500
    Mark L. PryorDAR$23,100$7,250
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$24,160$4,000
    Harry ReidDNV$207,639$24,300
    Jim RischRID$12,550$2,500
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$19,750$13,950
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$51,800$0
    Marco RubioRFL$47,900$14,850
    Bernie SandersIVT$49,140$2,000
    Chuck SchumerDNY$106,450$2,000
    Jeff SessionsRAL$10,706$3,203
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$114,854$20,550
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$26,700$3,000
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$50,850$5,200
    Debbie StabenowDMI$64,497$11,833
    Jon TesterDMT$278,135$3,883
    John ThuneRSD$32,400$9,750
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$85,400$5,470
    Mark UdallDCO$323,242$1,000
    Tom UdallDNM$154,025$1,000
    David VitterRLA$59,900$17,900
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$46,533$6,600
    Jim WebbDVA$5,900$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$93,483$933
    Roger F. WickerRMS$50,450$8,550
    Ron WydenDOR$38,200$25,200

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Environmental policy$3,196,626
    Food stores$1,951,244
    Fishing$448,346
    Health & welfare policy$333,441
    Animal Rights$228,405
    Consumer groups$5,150

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Veterinarians$569,920
    Fish Processing$434,272
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