Make Our Food Safe
09/21/2010

"Food safety bill might be next for Senate"

Politico | Meredith Shiner

"Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is pushing to bring a food safety bill to the Senate floor — a strong signal that Democrats don't have the votes necessary to move forward with a defense authorization package currently under debate.

A spokesman for Reid confirmed that the pending food safety legislation has been "hotlined," meaning that senators have been informed that the bill is ready to be considered and may bypass some of the formal steps in bringing a bill to the Senate floor. 

'Certainly looks like they're actively prepping what's been rumored as their Plan B,' a top GOP aide said of the bill, who also confirmed that Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's office has received the agreement and is reviewing its details ... "

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