Hopes of reaching a last-minute compromise by urging enough Democrats to cross party lines to help Senate Republicans advance legislation on genetically modified organism (GMO) food labeling failed on Wednesday.
The Senate voted 48-49 to invoke cloture on a compromise bill by Sen. Pat Roberts (R., Kan.); it would have allowed for full debate on the bill if 60 votes had been in favor.
During the past few weeks, it appeared that the Senate was nearing a solution on GMO labelin
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