Posted 2 months ago on Sept. 25, 2013, 1:21 a.m. EST by Builder
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The US House of Representatives approved a three-month extension to the rider in their own short-term FY14 Continuing Resolution spending bill, which was approved last week by the lower chamber.
The Senate version of the legislation will make clear the provision expires on Sept. 30, the end of the current fiscal year.
“That provision will be gone,” Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) told Politico.
Pryor chairs the Senate subcommittee on agriculture appropriations.
The Center for Food Safety said the Senate’s eradication of the rider was “a major victory for the food movement” and a “sea change in a political climate that all too often allows corporate earmarks to slide through must-pass legislation.”