H.R. 1599, authored by Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) and Rep. G. K. Butterfield (D-NC), provides clarity and uniformity for the labeling of food products containing genetically engineered plants or ingredients, seeking to eliminate confusion among consumers. It affirms the current authority of the Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to ensure the safety of genetically engineered plants used in food products.
Updated July 2, 2015 Q: Where did the idea for the 21st Century Cures Act come from?
BACKGROUND: Last June, EPA proposed a rule for existing power plants, referred to by the agency as its “Clean Power Plan.” In the rule, EPA interprets a rarely invoked provision of the Clean Air Act, section 111(d), to allow the agency to set mandatory carbon dioxide (CO2) “goals” for each state’s electricity system.
Authored By Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) and Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) OBJECTIVE: To stop the practice of fraudulent and abusive patent demand letters while preserving the ability of patent holders to legitimately protect their intellectual property. BACKGROUND:
Impact of H.R. 2, The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015