Surprise. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo), with a little help from his friend,
Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss), last week blocked an amendment to
the Senate version of the Farm Bill that would have repealed the Monsanto Protection Act.
(Sen. Blunt helped write the Monsanto Protection Act, and then slipped
it into the Continuing Resolution, an emergency spending bill passed by
Congress in March.)
Fortunately, the author of the amendment, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore) isn't giving up. Neither are we. What
to do? You can start by calling Sens. Blunt (202-224-5721) and Cochran
(202-224-5054). Tell them you want a full debate and vote on the Merkley
Here's what Merkley said about the Monsanto Protection Act:
It raises profound
questions about the constitutional separation of powers and the ability
of our courts to hold agencies accountable to the law and their
responsibilities. I can tell you that this process and this policy has
provoked outrage across the country.
Please call Senators Cochran (202-224-5054) and Blunt (202-224-5721) today!