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"Food safety bill gets a post-turkey day vote, for a price"

National Public Radio - "Shots" blog | April Fulton

"Just about the time you're tucking into your Thanksgiving leftovers, the Senate will get around to a final vote on the food safety bill. But the move to schedule it certainly came at a cost.

After a year of delays and a few days of intense negotiations this week, Senate Democrats struck deals on most of the issues that were tying things up — a plastics ban got dropped, a small farm exemption got smaller.

But by Thursday night in the Capitol, it was all about negotiating with the lone hold-out, Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK)..."

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