PT Food Co-op

The Food Co-op, 414 Kearney Street, Port Townsend, 98368
Port Townsend
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Update on Legislation that Could Affect Your Access to Natural Products

Update on the Durbin bill (Dietary Supplement Labeling Act of 2011 [S. 1310]) and the Hatch-Paulsen legislation (The Family and Retirement Health Investment Act of 2011 [S.1098/H.R.2010]).

The Natural Product Association (NPA) has sent over 5,000 messages to Capitol Hill in opposition to the Durbin bill and almost 2,000 in support of Hatch-Paulsen.

There is no sign of immediate activity with either piece of legislation, and neither is expected to go through the usual Congressional process as a free-standing bill.  However, both could wind up being attached (in whole or in part) to other bills that must pass.
NPA will keep a close eye on developments if they see any movement. In the meantime, keeping the pressure up on the Durbin bill is important. Should Sen. Durbin seek cosponsors or other support, those Senate offices that have heard from you will know that it’s not an “easy” bill to back. So if you haven’t had a chance to write, please click here.
Similarly, the more support we can show for Hatch-Paulsen, the stronger our hand, should the opportunity arise, so please click here to weigh in with your elected officials.

Source: National Products Association (8/1/2011)

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