2015 Scorecard Vote
Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS) sponsored H.R. 1599, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015, which would deny consumers the right to know what is in their food and how it is grown. H.R. 1599 would prohibit states from being able to require labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food as well as rollback other state laws that help ensure consumers are not misled by inaccurate labeling on foods. The majority of Americans increasingly want to know more about where their food comes from, not less. But instead, this bill’s sweeping preemption of state and local authority is an attack on consumer choice and state efforts to protect human health and the environment. On July 23, the House approved H.R. 1599 by a vote of 275-150 (House roll call vote 462). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Senate took no action on this legislation.