"How many times do lawmakers have to pass a bill before it sticks? Three, apparently. At least in the case of food safety and the House of Representatives.
'This legislation has seen more procedural fits and starts than any other,' said Rep. John Dingell (D-MI), who has been working on food safety issues for 20 years. 'However, it continues to inch towards enactment.'
The bipartisan bill would strengthen the FDA's authority over recalls and beef up inspections of the riskiest foods. But it's taken a long and torturous path through Congress, which indicates just how hard it is to pass a bill these days..."