The U.S. House of Representatives has reportedly approved, as part of a stopgap bill that would fund the federal government through December 15, 2013, a rider that would extend for 11 weeks a provision that allows farmers to continue growing genetically modified (GM) crops even if federal approval of their planting is challenged in court. That provision is apparently set to expire at the end of September. GM crop opponents complain that the law interferes with court review of federal agency decisions on GM crop safety and was enacted without appropriate debate when the House and Senate last negotiated federal budgetary issues. See Reuters, September 20, 2013.