In Sunday-Evening Surprise, Senate Unanimously Passes Food Safety Bill

S-510-food-policeEditor’s Note – While you were snuggled up with the family, or getting some Christmas shopping done, or enjoying a football game; while you were distracted and relatively relaxed, feeling some comfort that at least it was a Sunday, the Lord’s Day and the criminals on Capitol Hill could do no harm…

So now we’ve nationalized the food industry.

And who in this country is so powerful that they send the Senate Majority Leader a note on a Sunday and this note prompts immediate action?  Does this make any sense???  Oh, the tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.


In Sunday-Evening Surprise, Senate Unanimously Passes Food Safety Bill

By Alexander Bolton

The Senate unexpectedly approved food safety legislation by unanimous consent Sunday evening, rescuing a bill that floated in limbo for weeks because of a clerical error.

The Senate passed the Food Safety and Modernization Act on Nov. 30 by a vote of 73-25. But the bill was later invalidated by a technical objection because it was a revenue-raising measure that did not originate in the House — Senate staff had failed to substitute the food safety language into a House-originated bill.

A coalition of groups supporting the bill sent a letter Sunday to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) calling for action on food safety.

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