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house Bill H.R. 933

The Spending Bill Containing the Monsanto Protection Act

Argument in favor

Keeps the government open and running through September. Keeps congressional spending on its own operations flat. Big boost to education funding.

Argument opposed

Monsanto Protection Act sets precedent of corporations being able to work around consumer safety provisions and courts if they can obtain congressional help in doing so.

bill Progress


  • EnactedMarch 26th, 2013
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed March 20th, 2013
    Roll Call Vote 73 Yea / 26 Nay
  • The house Passed March 21st, 2013
    Roll Call Vote 318 Yea / 109 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Appropriations
      Committee on the Budget
    IntroducedMarch 4th, 2013

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Bill Activity

  • referral
    Referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • referral
    Referred to House Appropriations
  • referral
    Referred to House Budget
  • action
    Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 99 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 933 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments. The resolution waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The resolution waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.
  • action
    Rule H. Res. 99 passed House.
  • action
    Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 99.
  • action
    Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 933 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments. The resolution waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The resolution waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.
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    DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 933.
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    The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
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    Mr. Peters (CA) moved to recommit with instructions to Appropriations.
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    DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Peters(CA) motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to strike the section from the bill that affirms sequestration's cuts will apply to all funding in the bill.
  • action
    The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
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    On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 188 - 231 (Roll no. 61).
  • vote
    On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 267 - 151 (Roll no. 62).
  • action
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  • calendar
    Received in the Senate. Read twice., and ordered Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 21.
  • action
    Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
  • action
    Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate.
  • action
    Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
  • action
    Motion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
  • action
    Cloture motion on the motion to proceed withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.
  • action
    Measure laid before Senate by motion.
  • action
    Cloture motion on the bill presented in Senate.
  • action
    Considered by Senate.
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    Considered by Senate.
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    Considered by Senate.
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    Considered by Senate.
  • vote-aux
    Cloture on the bill invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 63 - 36. Record Vote Number: 43.
  • vote
    Passed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Yea-Nay Vote. 73 - 26. Record Vote Number: 44.
  • action
    Measure amended in Senate by unanimous consent after passage by Unanimous Consent.
  • action
    Message on Senate action sent to the House.
  • action
    Pursuant to a previous special order the House moved to agree to the Senate amendments.
  • action
    DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous special order, the House proceeded with one hour of debate on the motion to agree to the Senate amendments to H.R. 933.
  • action
    The previous question was ordered pursuant to a previous special order.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Senate amendments to H.R. 933, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the Senate amendments and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mrs. Lowey requested the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day.
  • action
    Considered as unfinished business.
  • vote
    On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 318 - 109 (Roll no. 89).
  • action
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  • topresident
    Presented to President.
  • signed
    Signed by President.
  • enacted
    Became Public Law No: 113-6.

bill Progress


  • EnactedMarch 26th, 2013
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed March 20th, 2013
    Roll Call Vote 73 Yea / 26 Nay
  • The house Passed March 21st, 2013
    Roll Call Vote 318 Yea / 109 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Appropriations
      Committee on the Budget
    IntroducedMarch 4th, 2013

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    [THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS!!! Folks, how do you like the idea of you and your family eating Monsanto's WEED KILLER?! Monsanto (which has been bought by BAYER) and our government must be held ACCOUNTABLE for allowing this to happen! This poses a serious threat to our HEALTH, since glyphosate is a known CARCINOGEN!] FDA Finds #Glyphosate in #Honey • Even though the FDA annually examines foods for residues of many pesticides, it has declined to test for glyphosate residues for DECADES. It was only in February of this year that the agency said it would start some limited testing for glyphosate residues. That came after many independent researchers started conducting their own testing on various foods two years ago, finding glyphosate in an array of products, including flour, cereal and oatmeal. • Some of the honey tested by the FDA had glyphosate residues at 107 parts per billion, well more than the 50 parts per billion set as a maximum allowed in the European Union, the documents state. • In addition to honey, the records show government residue experts discussing the prevalence of glyphosate found in soybean samples and the belief that there could be a lot of "violation for glyphosate" residue levels in U.S. crops. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (#FDA) has found residues of the weed killer glyphosate in samples of U.S. honey, according to documents obtained by the consumer advocacy group U.S. Right to Know through a Freedom of Information Act request. Some samples showed residue levels double the legally allowed limit in the European Union. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carey-gillam/fda-finds-monsantos-weed_b_12008680.html https://www.usrtk.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/FDA1.pdf https://usrtk.org/ There is no legal tolerance level for glyphosate in honey in the U.S., so any amount of detectable glyphosate in honey could technically be considered illegal. Some of the honey tested by the FDA had glyphosate residues at 107 parts per billion, well more than the 50 parts per billion set as a maximum allowed in the European Union, the documents state. https://www.usrtk.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/FDAblankhoney.pdf Records obtained from the FDA, as well as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, by U.S. Right to Know detail a range of revelations about the federal government's efforts to get a handle on rising concerns about glyphosate. In addition to honey, the records show government residue experts discussing the prevalence of glyphosate found in soybean samples and the belief that there could be a lot of "violation for glyphosate" residue levels in U.S. crops. http://www.ecowatch.com/glyphosate-vaccines-1999343362.html Glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup herbicide, is the most widely used herbicide in the world and concerns about glyphosate residues in food increased after the World Health Organization in 2015 said its cancer experts determined glyphosate is a probable human carcinogen. Other international scientists have raised concerns about how heavy use of glyphosate is impacting human health and the environment. http://www.ecowatch.com/bayer-buys-monsanto-2004657068.html https://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/iarcnews/pdf/MonographVolume112.pdf http://www.ecowatch.com/iarc-scientist-reaffirms-glyphosates-link-to-cancer-as-monsantos-reque-1906676980.html Even though the FDA annually examines foods for residues of many #pesticides, it has declined to test for glyphosate residues for decades. It was only in February of this year that the agency said it would start some limited testing for glyphosate residues. That came after many independent researchers started conducting their own testing on various foods two years ago, finding glyphosate in an array of products, including flour, cereal and oatmeal. http://www.ecowatch.com/fda-to-start-testing-monsantos-glyphosate-in-food-1882175426.html http://www.ecowatch.com/quaker-oats-accused-of-being-deceptive-and-misleading-after-glyphosate-1891128136.html http://www.ecowatch.com/fda-glyphosate-honey-2005556150.html
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    Do not protect Monsanto. There are too many problems they have caused.
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    I see not one person that thinks this is a good idea and yet you voted for this. Big Agra is killing us and yet you vote to protect them. Stunning!
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    Monsanto's lobbyists have been rampant and unchecked in our government for too long which has provided them privileges that extend far beyond the public's will and wellbeing.
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    Monsanto is helping to destroy natural healthy food options and if corporations are allowed to continue applying the pressure and the control of farmers than it will only get worse.
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    Say no to Monsanto!
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    This company needs to be stopped. They are poisoning our food supply all for profits
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    Get Monsanto out of the House and the Senate. It is disgraceful.
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    Hell no Monsanto is killing the environment
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    GMOs could be causing harm to people and the environment. I believe they should be outlawed, so I would never vote to protect them.
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