BIO Submits Comments on Proposed 2017 Renewable Fuel Standards

Jul 11 2016
BIO today submitted comments on EPA's proposed Renewable Fuel Standards for 2017, demonstrating that EPA’s interpretation of statutory waiver authority is flawed and its proposed volumes of renewable fuel available for the program are too low and should be revised upward.

BIO Congratulates Senate on Passage of GMO Disclosure Package

Jul 8 2016
BIO applauds and commends the U.S. Senate for approving the bipartisan Roberts-Stabenow GMO labeling and disclosure solution.

BIO Applauds Senate Support of GMO Disclosure Package

Jul 7 2016
Food and ag groups urge Senate passage this week Washington, D.C. (July 7, 2016) – The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) joins more than a thousand food and agriculture organizations from across the country in applauding action in the U.S. Senate to advance the bipartisan Roberts-Stabenow GMO labeling and disclosure solution.

BIO Response to Hillary Clinton’s Initiative on Technology & Innovation

Jun 28 2016
BIO welcomes many of the broad proposals put forth in Secretary Clinton’s Tech & Innovation Agenda and we share her optimism in the power of American innovation and ingenuity to address global health, environmental and food-supply challenges.

BIO Thanks Senators for Supporting Higher RFS Volumes

Jun 24 2016
Today, a bipartisan group of 39 Senators -- led by Sens. Charles Grassley (R-IA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) -- urged EPA to get the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) “back on track by setting blending targets where Congress intended and by removing the distribution waiver.”

BIO Welcomes Senate Agreement on GMO Labeling

Jun 23 2016
Congress urged to “act immediately” to enact national program Washington, D.C. (June 23, 2016) – Senate leaders announced today an agreement on legislative language aimed at establishing national standards for GMO food labeling and disclosure.  

BIO Strongly Opposes H.R. 5573

Jun 23 2016
Bill would undermine critical work of biotechnology companies developing new cures and treatments. BIO SVP for Federal Government Relations released the following statement regarding H.R. 5573 and companion legislation in the Senate, which would amend the Public Health Service Act to shorten the exclusivity period for innovative biological products from 12 to 7 years.

BIO Statement on House GOP Health Care Plan

Jun 22 2016
Plan contains a number of promising proposals to protect patient access, foster medical innovation. Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) President for Advocacy, Law and Public Policy Tom DiLenge released the following statement regarding the House GOP health plan released today: Speaker Ryan and his colleagues in the House are to be commended for their leadership and willingness to solve some of the most challenging problems facing our nation’s health care system. While we are still reviewing today’s detailed plan, we were encouraged by a number of specific proposals."

RFS Policy Instability Continues to Chill Investment in Advanced Biofuels, BIO Says

Jun 21 2016
EPA’s new methodology for setting annual RFS volumes continues to chill investment in advanced biofuels, according to a new analysis released today. Investment patterns clearly demonstrate that EPA is sending a sustained market signal that disincentivizes advanced biofuels, causing a $22.4 billion shortfall in necessary investment.

The following statement regarding today’s Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee Supreme Court Decision may be attributed to the Biotechnology Innovation Organization

Jun 20 2016
Regrettably, today the Supreme Court missed an opportunity in the case of Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee to reign in the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board‘s invalidation of many patents under looser standards than would apply in federal court.