Make Our Food Safe

Editorial: "Washington's election-year paralysis hurts the nation"

Newsday |

"A federal food safety law shifting the government's focus from responding to dangerous contamination to preventing it has been heralded as the most sweeping food security reform in decades. But 18 months after the law was enacted, the rules needed to put it into effect are nowhere to be seen.

That inaction is just one example of a disheartening election-year paralysis in Washington. It's one thing for the White House and Congress to stall on famously contentious issues such as tax, Medicare and Social Security reform until voters have spoken on which party's approach they favor. But there's no excuse for leaving routine business undone..."

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