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With campaigns in full swing and a critical election just around the corner (we’ve indicated with an asterisk those legislators who are up for reelection),
it’s a good time to review who in Congress have been the real leaders on our issues. This week we assess our elected officials according to their activity
in three important issue areas: your right to access natural health options; your right to choose a toxic-free environment; and your right to the healthy
food of your choice.
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much their support of natural health issues means to you! (Don’t know who your representative is? Click here to find out!)
Your Right to Access Natural Health Options
For example, have they supported the Free Speech About Science Act, opposed the FDA’s Draft Guidance on New Dietary Ingredients (NDI), and opposed Sen.
Durbin’s anti-supplement amendment?
Senators Orrin Hatch* (R-UT)
, Tom Harkin (D-IA), Rand Paul (R-KY), and Mike Enzi (R-WY)
Both Hatch and Harkin helped get FDA to withdraw its NDI draft guidance, and both stood
up to Sen. Durbin’s amendment that would have drastically reduced
your access to nutritional supplements through a litany of unnecessary new regulations.
Paul introduced an amendment that would curb FDA’s overreach and abuse of
power, put an end to raids on natural food stores and Amish farmers, and stop FDA censorship of truthful claims of dietary supplements, while Enzi spoke
out on the Senate floor against Sen. Durbin’s attempt to pass his supplement labeling act.
Representatives Jason Chaffetz* (R-UT),Rob Bishop* (R-UT),Jared Polis* (D-CO),Jack Kingston* (R-GA), and Sam Farr* (D-CA)
Chaffetz, Bishop, and Polis voiced serious concern over FDA’s NDI draft guidance, and all three are members of the Dietary Supplement Caucus. In addition,
Chaffetz and Polis introduced the Free Speech About Science bill.