Make Our Food Safe
09/14/2010

"Dems say food safety bill close"

Politico | Meredith Shiner

"Senate Democrats say they are on the brink of passing a sweeping food safety overhaul the House approved more than a year ago — but Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) is set to block a final push from the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee to reach a consent agreement on the bill.

Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told reporters Tuesday he believed the bipartisan legislation — which gained momentum over recess as thousands of Americans fell ill from more than half a billion contaminated eggs — could pass within the next 24 hours. Sources close to the situation say committee staffers are working to fashion an agreement acceptable to the Oklahoma Republican ... "

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