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"Coburn again objects to food safety bill, offers alternative"

The Hill | Julian Pecquet

"Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) again delayed passage of food safety legislation on Wednesday but offered his own, paid-for alternative.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) had asked for unanimous consent on a bipartisan agreement worked out by the Senate HELP Committee, incorporating amendments exempting small farmers and restrictions on the use of the Bisphenol-A chemical in food and beverage containers. Coburn objected but said he'd approve an alternative that appropriates rather than authorizes money for the bill and does not include the Bisphenol-A restrictions, sponsored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) ... "

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