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"Senators aim to move ahead on food-safety bill"

The Wall Street Journal | Bill Tomson

"WASHINGTON—The Senate is scheduled to vote as early as Wednesday on a long-delayed food-safety bill that gives new authority to the Food and Drug Administration, amid signs that the bill might have a path to get through Congress before the end of the year.

A different version of the bill passed the House more than a year ago, in July 2009, but it has had trouble making it through the Senate after small farmers expressed concern that the new regulations might disadvantage them.

A bipartisan roster of senators is trying to push it through the Senate during the lame-duck session. A vote was tentatively set in the chamber for Wednesday that would move the bill to formal debate and allow consideration of amendments..."

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