UPDATE: On Friday, September 20, the House passed its version of the Continuing Resolution (H.J. RES.59), with the Farmers Assurance Provision, better known as the Monsanto Protection Act, intact. We can’t stop it in the House. But we need to let every U.S. Senator know that we are opposed to a Continuing Resolution that includes the Monsanto Protection Act.
Congress could vote this week to extend the Monsanto Protection Act for another three months. Unless we stop them!
Please scroll down to write your Senator today. Ask them to vote NO on the Farmers Assurance Provision, also known as the Monsanto Protection Act. After you send the letter, please call your Senator.
The Monsanto Protection Act is a rider that prevents the federal courts from enforcing injunctions on genetically modified seeds even if those seeds have been deemed unsafe. Earlier this year, Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) slipped the Monsanto Protection Act into the Continuing Resolution, a bill to fund the U.S. government through September 30.
Now, Congress is about to vote on a new Continuing Resolution (H.J.RES.59) in order to fund the government for another three months. And despite public outrage and hundreds of thousands of signatures on petitions, House Appropriations Committee Chair Rep. Harold Rogers (R-Ky.) has slipped the Monsanto Protection Act into the new bill.