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Vermont Senate approves GMO labeling law by huge majority

4/24/2014 - The Vermont Senate has given decisive approval to a measure that would require the labeling of foods that contain genetically modified ingredients, meaning the state could become the first one in the country to enact such a law. "We are saying people have a right to know what's in their food," said...

Doctors now running for U.S. Senate amid Obamacare fiasco

12/19/2013 - Political science is not medical science, obviously, and it may seem odd to have physicians running for Congress. But because of the disaster that is Obamacare, some doctors are hanging up their stethoscopes in exchange for your vote. In all, eleven doctors are running as Republicans for the U.S....

LA Times earns 'F' in U.S. history by claiming Democrats led passage of civil rights legislation

9/4/2013 - The "progressive-minded" folks in the mainstream media (which is just about every reporter, columnist and editor in the MSM) would like to claim credit for lots of good things that have happened in America, including some of the most seismic, important and historic legislation of the past half-century....

Urgent action alert: Help Texans opt out of dangerous smart meters

5/7/2013 - A new measure that has been passed out of a Texas Senate committee and is set to be debated by the full chamber would allow residents of the state to opt-out of having to use an automated electric meter. The measure, SB241, would also require "a study on the health effects of advanced meters," according...

Senate deal on background checks would further 'infringe' on Second Amendment

4/18/2013 - As details surrounding the Obama administration's efforts to impose new gun control restrictions finally begin to emerge, it is becoming more clear that the White House, along with its allies in Congress, are reaching further into the Second Amendment their attempt to render it moot. In some sort...

GMO labeling bill killed by state Senate -- but the fight has just begun

2/9/2013 - A bill that would have amended the New Mexico Food Act and Commercial Feed Law to require that all food intended for human or animal consumption that contains genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) be properly labeled has officially been killed. As reported by the New Mexico Telegram (NMT), Senate Bill...

Rand Paul among Senate members who voted against GMO labeling amendment

6/22/2012 1:18:03 PM - An amendment to the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012 (S. 3240), also known as the 2012 Farm Bill, that would have "permitted" individual states to require that food, beverages, and other edible products containing genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) be labeled, has been struck down....

Freedom watch: Not a single Democrat voted in favor of ending FDA raids on raw milk farmers

5/25/2012 - Here's some news for those who still somehow believe the political left in Washington cares about the People. After U.S. Senator Rand Paul introduced an amendment that would have ended armed FDA raids on raw milk farmers (http://www.naturalnews.com/035966_Rand_Paul_FDA_censorship.html) and legalized...

Congress votes down Sen. Durbin's anti-supplement amendment, as well as Sen. Paul's freedom of health speech amendment

5/24/2012 6:54:18 PM - A sneaky, eleventh-hour attempt by Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) to essentially shut down the supplement industry alongside an amendment pertaining to prescription drug user fees has failed. In a vote of 77-20, the U.S. Senate voted to table Amendment No. 2127, which would have created "duplicative,...

2012 Senate farm bill perpetuates corporate monoculture with entitlement programs and insurance subsidies

4/26/2012 - Every five years the Farm Bill is reviewed by Congress to decide how government funding should be allocated to different aspects of agriculture. Depending on what source you explore, there are mixed signals emanating from the Senate's 2012 Farm Bill proposal. According to the Environmental Working...

Article updated with new message from the Health Ranger

12/2/2011 - The article which originally appeared here has been removed because it is no longer aligned with the science-based investigative mission of Natural News. In late 2013 / early 2014, Mike Adams (the Health Ranger), editor of Natural News, transitioned from outspoken activist to environmental scientist....

Article updated with new message from the Health Ranger

12/1/2011 - The article which originally appeared here has been removed because it is no longer aligned with the science-based investigative mission of Natural News. In late 2013 / early 2014, Mike Adams (the Health Ranger), editor of Natural News, transitioned from outspoken activist to environmental scientist....

Nevada Senate Bill 412 to establish medical monopoly, squelch natural and alternative medicine

4/18/2011 - A new bill to be presented before the Nevada Senate Committee on Commerce, Labor & Energy, on Friday, April 15, is even worse than the recent SB 31 bill that almost passed unamended in North Carolina (http://www.naturalnews.com/031953_medical_practice_licensing.html). If passed, SB 412 will establish...

S 510 Fake Food Safety bill passed by Senate in late-night sneak attack on small farmers and food freedom

12/20/2010 - The infamous S.510 "food food safety bill" was passed by the US Senate last night in a sneaky, last minute voice vote. All Senators voted for it, Republicans and Democrats alike. Not a single U.S. Senator -- not even Coburn -- objected to its passage. With this vote, the US Senate now sends the bill...

Top ten lies about Senate Bill 510

12/1/2010 - The Food Safety Modernization Act looks like it's headed to become law. It's being hailed as a "breakthrough" achievement in food safety, and it would hand vast new powers and funding to the FDA so that it can clean up the food supply and protect all Americans from food-borne pathogens. There's just...

Despite massive protests, US Senate passes S 510 Food Safety Bill

11/30/2010 - The new Food Tyranny Act -- called the "Food Safety Modernization Act" in the U.S. Senate -- has been passed by the senate today. It would give the FDA vast new powers to criminalize and imprison farmers and food producers while doing absolutely nothing to address to real root of the food contamination...

Senate delays S 510 food safety bill vote until Tuesday

11/29/2010 - Slammed by a barrage of phone calls and emails today that the mainstream media isn't even reporting, the U.S. Senate today has decided to postpone their vote on S.510 -- the Food Safety Modernization Act -- until Tuesday morning. Internet reports that S.510 has already passed are incorrect. The final...

Senate Bill 510 vote delayed until after Thanksgiving - Take action now to oppose food tyranny

11/20/2010 - If there's one thing to give thanks for this year, it's the fact that the Senate floor vote on the so-called "Food Safety Modernization Act" has been delayed until after the Senate's Thanksgiving recess. This gives all of us -- the commonsense opponents of S.510 who don't want the FDA having authority...

Senate Bill 510 Food Safety? The FDA has killed far more people than contaminated eggs or lettuce

11/20/2010 - Proponents of Senate Bill 510 -- the Food Safety and Modernization Act -- keep trying to claim that we need the FDA to protect us from tainted eggs, lettuce, onions and spinach. On the surface, it seems like a reasonable argument: No one should ever die from unsafe food in America, right? But to...

US Senate debate on S.510 Food Safety bill could extend into the weekend

11/18/2010 - At 10:30 today, the U.S. Senate picks up its debate on the issue of S.510, the "Food Safety and Modernization Act" which is really a wolf in sheep's clothing. It would grant the FDA new, tyrannical powers that could be used to criminalize backyard gardening, outlaw saving seeds, imprison people who...

Senate bill S 510 vote imminent - procedural vote passes 74-25

11/18/2010 - U.S. Senate Bill S 510 is now on the Senate floor where a vote is expected shortly. Yesterday, the Motion to Invoke Cloture passed on a vote of 74-25 (see how they voted, below), sending the bill forward for a final vote perhaps as early as today. US Senate offices are experiencing a huge backlash...

Senate Bill S 510 Food Safety Modernization Act vote imminent: Would outlaw gardening and saving seeds

11/16/2010 - Senate Bill 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act, has been called "the most dangerous bill in the history of the United States of America." It would grant the U.S. government new authority over the public's right to grow, trade and transport any foods. This would give Big brother the power to regulate...

Senate bill 3767 seeks to put dietary supplement makers in prison for ten years (for telling the truth)

9/23/2010 - Beware of Senate bill 3767, the so-called Food Safety Accountability Act. This dangerous legislation, if passed, would criminalize nutritional supplement manufacturers who tell the truth about their products or link to published scientific studies describing the biological benefits of their products....

Beware of the Senate Bill 510, the Food Seizure and Big Agra Act

9/8/2010 - After giving the appearance that it would (thankfully) disappear, the dreaded FDA Food Safety and Modernization Act (S 510)1 has gone on to the full calendar of the United States Senate and will likely be debated on the Senate floor this year or early next. The bill is being touted as a "safety...

GlaxoSmithKline deliberately hid evidence of Avandia harm, says Senate report

2/23/2010 - GlaxoSmithKline, maker of the diabetes drug Avandia, knew the drug was linked to tens of thousands of heart attacks but went out of its way to hide this information from the public, says a 334-page report just released by the Senate Finance Committee. (http://finance.senate.gov/press/Gpress/2010/prg022010a.pdf) This...

Senate Passes Pathetic Tobacco Control Bill

6/12/2009 - There's no other word to describe it: The U.S. Senate's tobacco control bill is pathetic. It bans candy cigarettes and fruit-flavored cigarettes, but doesn't even require cigarette companies to disclose the ingredients they use until nearly a year-and-a-half later. The bill bans the use of the word...

Senate Passes Health Insurance Bill for Children

2/3/2009 - The Senate has approved legislation to provide health insurance to 11 million low-income children. For the first time ever, this bill will spend federal money to insure children and pregnant women who are legal immigrants. The House approved this legislation on January 14 and President Obama will most...

Hawaii Aspartame Bill Update: Lobbyists Crushing Consumer Protection Law to Ban Nutrasweet

2/20/2008 - Consumer Protection efforts to ban Aspartame/Methanol/Formaldehyde as an artificial sweetener in Hawaii have run into curious tactics by lobbyists compounded by indifference and inertia on the part of the key legislators. The House Bill was "deferred" on the last day it could be properly heard and voted...

Maryland Health Officials Who Coerce Vaccinations Qualify as "Terrorists" Under New Senate Legislation

11/30/2007 - As we reported yesterday, the U.S. Senate is about to vote on a bill that would criminalize the "planned use of force" to promote a political, religious or social belief. While we strongly disagree with the passage of the law, one curious effect is that it would clearly qualify Maryland's Attorney General...

Senate Bill 1959 to Criminalize Thoughts, Blogs, Books and Free Speech Across America

11/28/2007 - The end of Free Speech in America has arrived at our doorstep. It's a new law called the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act, and it is worded in a clever way that could allow the U.S. government to arrest and incarcerate any individual who speaks out against the Bush Administration,...

FDA drug safety bill passes in the U.S. Senate; health freedom advocates outraged at betrayal of American consumers

5/9/2007 - The U.S. Senate passed the FDA "drug safety" bill today (S.1082) with a 93-1 vote. A key amendment that would have called for genuine drug safety protections for consumers -- the Grassley amendment 1039 -- was defeated by a single vote (47 to 46). The new law deepens financial ties between Big Pharma...

Update on Senate bill S.1082 and implications for the health freedom of consumers

5/8/2007 - After enduring numerous amendments, debates and public scrutiny, Senate bill S.1082 is headed for a likely vote on Wednesday, May 9th. The bill at one point contained an approved amendment that would have ended Big Pharma's monopoly over drug prices in the United States and saved consumers and businesses...

Natural health community having a huge impact on Senate bill S.1082; consumers achieving important victories

5/4/2007 - We have good news to report on the Senate bill S.1082 that we've been covering all week. The grassroots efforts of citizens and advocates in the health freedom movement are making a huge impact on this legislative effort. We've already managed to delay the voting on the bill from early this week to...

Analysis: Senate committee approves drug safety bill, but FDA still runs on Big Pharma money - UPDATE 1

4/19/2007 - On Monday, April 30th, the Senate is expected to vote on the FDA Evilization Act of 2007 (oops, I mean the "Revitalization Act"). This is a bill that has some good points (such as banning advertising on new drugs until they're on the market for two years) but also contains some extremely dangerous provisions...

Senate bill could end Big Pharma conspiracies that intentionally postpone the release of generic drugs

1/29/2007 - Both Republican and Democratic senators announced earlier this week that they would support legislation aimed at stopping settlements between brand-name drug firms and generic drug makers that delay the release of less expensive generic medicines. If passed, the bill -- introduced by Sens. Patrick...

Gore warns Americans over Bush lawlessness, tyranny

1/19/2006 - The following is the full text of a speech given by Al Gore at Constitution Hall, Washington, D.C., Monday, January 16, 2006. We feature it here due to its importance in explaining exactly why recent actions by President Bush are a grave threat to freedom. Bush's actions can only be described as a "war...

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