The Ugly: The Monsanto Protection Act

Posted on May 4, 2013

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http://www.ibtimes.com/monsanto-protection-act-roll-call-how-did-your-congressperson-vote-hr-933-1158789#

The Monsanto Protection Act” was a provision of the HR 933 spending bill.

Section 745 of HR 933 was the section that included the Monsanto Protection act. It was evidently dropped in by an anonymous Senator. It states that Federal Court cannot stop or intervene when GMO crops are planted or sold by biotech companies.

From RT, “One year could be all it takes to cause catastrophic damage to the environment by allowing laboratory-produced organisms to be planted into the earth without oversight. Under the Monsanto Protection Act, health concerns that arise in the immediate future involving the planting of GMO crops won’t be able to be heard by a judge.” http://rt.com/usa/monsanto-bill-blunt-agriculture-006/

More info:

Download Monsanto Corporate Profile created by Food and Water Watch

http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/04/04/after-passing-monsanto-protection-act-whats-next

http://thehollowearthinsider.com/archives/14111

http://rt.com/usa/monsanto-bill-blunt-agriculture-006/

http://www.pakalertpress.com/2013/05/03/gmo-labeling-bill-introduced-by-boxer-defazio-right-to-know-act/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+pakalert+%28Pak+Alert+Press%29#!/exjun_

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*Good Guy: Senator John Tester (D-MT) had proposed an amendment to strip the Monsanto Protection Act from the bill, but it was never put to vote.

-Many said when asked why they voted the way they did, that they had to in order to keep the government running.

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Why are non-related sections/provisions allowed to be added to budgetary bills? This sounds illegal!

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WHAT TO DO?

PETITION: Tell Obama to issue an Executive Order to demand labeling of GMOs

http://action.fooddemocracynow.org/sign/obama_signs_monsanto_protection_act_time_to_label_gmos/

PETITION: Tell Congress to Label GMO food

http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/1881/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=10418

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Senate Votes on HR 933

Alexander (R-TN), Yea

Ayotte (R-NH), Nay

Baldwin (D-WI), Yea

Barrasso (R-WY), Yea

Baucus (D-MT), Yea

Begich (D-AK), Yea

Bennet (D-CO), Yea

Blumenthal (D-CT), Yea

Blunt (R-MO), Yea

Boozman (R-AR), Yea

Boxer (D-CA), Yea

Brown (D-OH), Yea

Burr (R-NC), Nay

Cantwell (D-WA), Yea

Cardin (D-MD), Yea

Carper (D-DE), Yea

Casey (D-PA), Yea

Chambliss (R-GA), Yea

Coats (R-IN), Yea

Coburn (R-OK), Nay

Cochran (R-MS), Yea

Collins (R-ME), Yea

Coons (D-DE), Yea

Corker (R-TN), Yea

Cornyn (R-TX), Yea

Cowan (D-MA), Yea

Crapo (R-ID), Nay

Cruz (R-TX), Nay

Donnelly (D-IN), Yea

Durbin (D-IL), Yea

Enzi (R-WY), Nay

Feinstein (D-CA), Yea

Fischer (R-NE), Nay

Flake (R-AZ), Nay

Franken (D-MN), Yea

Gillibrand (D-NY), Yea

Graham (R-SC), Nay

Grassley (R-IA), Nay

Hagan (D-NC), Yea

Harkin (D-IA), Yea

Hatch (R-UT), Yea

Heinrich (D-NM), Yea

Heitkamp (D-ND), Yea

Heller (R-NV), Nay

Hirono (D-HI), Yea

Hoeven (R-ND), Yea

Inhofe (R-OK), Nay

Isakson (R-GA), Yea

Johanns (R-NE), Yea

Johnson (D-SD), Yea

Johnson (R-WI), Nay

Kaine (D-VA), Yea

King (I-ME), Yea

Kirk (R-IL), Nay

Klobuchar (D-MN), Yea

Landrieu (D-LA), Yea

Lautenberg (D-NJ), Not Voting

Leahy (D-VT), Yea

Lee (R-UT), Nay

Levin (D-MI), Yea

Manchin (D-WV), Yea

McCain (R-AZ), Nay

McCaskill (D-MO), Yea

McConnell (R-KY), Yea

Menendez (D-NJ), Yea

Merkley (D-OR), Yea

Mikulski (D-MD), Yea

Moran (R-KS), Nay

Murkowski (R-AK), Yea

Murphy (D-CT), Yea

Murray (D-WA), Yea

Nelson (D-FL), Yea

Paul (R-KY), Nay

Portman (R-OH), Nay

Pryor (D-AR), Yea

Reed (D-RI), Yea

Reid (D-NV), Yea

Risch (R-ID), Nay

Roberts (R-KS), Nay

Rockefeller (D-WV), Yea

Rubio (R-FL), Nay

Sanders (I-VT), Yea

Schatz (D-HI), Yea

Schumer (D-NY), Yea

Scott (R-SC), Nay

Sessions (R-AL), Yea

Shaheen (D-NH), Yea

Shelby (R-AL), Yea

Stabenow (D-MI), Yea

Tester (D-MT), Nay

Thune (R-SD), Yea

Toomey (R-PA), Nay

Udall (D-CO), Yea

Udall (D-NM), Yea

Vitter (R-LA), Nay

Warner (D-VA), Yea

Warren (D-MA), Yea

Whitehouse (D-RI), Yea

Wicker (R-MS), Yea

Wyden (D-OR), Yea

*These people that voted against HR 933 really stood up for the American public and deserve our support and thanks!

House of Representatives

Those who voted NO HR 933 Spending Bill and the Monsanto Protection Act that was part of it.

Nays (voted against HR 933)
These people did the right thing:

Amash

Bachmann

Bass

Becerra

Bishop (NY)

Braley (IA)

Bridenstine

Broun (GA)

Capuano

Cárdenas

Cartwright

Castor (FL)

Chu

Cicilline

Clarke

Cohen

Connolly

Conyers

Crawford

Crowley

Davis, Danny

DeGette

DeLauro

DeSantis

DesJarlais

Deutch

Doggett

Doyle

Duncan (TN)

Ellison

Farr

Fleming

Fudge

Garamendi

Gingrey (GA)

Gohmert

Grayson

Grijalva

Hahn

Hall

Hanabusa

Hastings (FL)

Hastings (WA)

Higgins

Holt

Honda

Huelskamp

Hultgren

Jackson Lee

Jeffries

Jones

Kennedy

Kildee

Kingston

Larson (CT)

Lee (CA)

Lewis

Lofgren

Luján, Ben Ray (NM)

Lummis

Lynch

Markey

Massie

Matsui

McClintock

McCollum

McDermott

McGovern

Meeks

Nadler

Napolitano

Neal

Nolan

Pallone

Pascrell

Perlmutter

Peters (MI)

Pingree (ME)

Pocan

Posey

Rangel

Richmond

Roybal-Allard

Rush

Ryan (OH)

Salmon

Sánchez, Linda T.

Sarbanes

Schakowsky

Schrader

Serrano

Simpson

Slaughter

Smith (TX)

Speier

Stockman

Stutzman

Swalwell (CA)

Tierney

Tonko

Tsongas

Vargas

Velázquez

Waters

Watt

Welch

Westmoreland

Wilson (FL)

Yarmuth

Not Voting:

Amodei

Engel

Miller, George

Wasserman Schultz

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If your representative is not listed above then they voted FOR HR 933 and the Monsanto Protection Act. Better get in touch with them and find out why.
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