House Rules Committee advances GMO labeling bill

Biotech labeling bill will be brought up under rule allowing for one hour of debate with no amendments.

The House Rules Committee advanced the Senate’s biotechnology food labeling bill that was passed last week in the Senate, setting up a vote before the House leaves for its summer recess on Friday.

The bill will come to the floor under a closed rule, meaning no amendments will be allowed. During the rules committee evaluation, Rep. Jim McGovern, (D., Mass.) offered an amendment for an open rule, which would have allowed amendments, and Rep. Jared Polis (D., Colo.) offered an amendme

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