BIO Applauds Advancement of H.R. 3299

Statement on House Energy & Commerce Committee Passage of H.R. 3299, the Strengthening Public Health Emergency Response Act of 2016

BIO Applauds Passage of Federal Approach to GMO Disclosure

Washington, D.C. (July 14, 2016) – The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) welcomes Congressional passage of a federal, uniform approach to GMO disclosure.   

BIO Comments on Renewable Fuel Standards for 2017

BIO urges EPA to get the RFS back on track with a commitment to stable implementation of the program that tracks statutory requirements. In particular, we urge EPA to account more appropriately for the availability of advanced and other biofuels to meet statutory volume requirements, and to make significant changes to EPA’s proposed reductions in volume requirements for advanced biofuel, cellulosic biofuel, and total renewable fuel.

BIO Submits Comments on Proposed 2017 Renewable Fuel Standards

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.