Make Our Food Safe
07/20/2010

"Delay of food safety bill stirs tensions between House and Senate Democrats"

Washington Post | Lyndsey Layton

"Frustration over a food safety bill that is stalled in the Senate has prompted infighting among some prominent Democrats.

Rep. John D. Dingell (D-Mich.) sent a sharply worded letter Friday to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), accusing her of holding up Senate action on a landmark food safety bill that easily passed the House on a bipartisan vote last July.

"This is the most awesomely frustrating thing I've ever undergone," Dingell said. "Seventy-six million people are sickened by bad food in this country every year, 300,000 go to the hospital and 5,000 die. And the Senate sits on this bill like a hen on an egg..."

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