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Sen. Tester Removes Monsanto Act

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Senator Jon Tester helps remove a controversial act, involving genetically-modified crops, from the bill passed to fund the government.

The Monsanto Act slipped into a government funding bill in March. It directed the U.S. Agriculture Department to ignore any judicial ruling that blocked the planting of genetically-modified crops.

Tester said, "I'm pleased that congress stood up for accountability and transparency and against special interests. I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues to make sure that this damaging provision never again makes it into law."

Tester also fought against the provision in March during the last debate on federal government funding.

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