Make Our Food Safe

"Effect of president's economic agenda on health-related bills' timing unclear"

The Hill | Julian Pecquet


"President Obama's new economic priorities — and Democrats' desperate desire to refocus on job creation ahead of the mid-term elections — could delay health bills after the August recess.

Sandra Eskin, director of the Pew Charitable Trusts' food safety campaign, tells The Hill that food safety legislation is "ready to roll" and could come up in the next to weeks. But, she added via e-mail, "I guess it depends on what happens with the small biz legislation/new economic proposals ... "

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