Make Our Food Safe

"Senate Appropriations committee to vote for increased food-safety funding"

The Hill | Julian Pecquet

"A Senate Appropriations subcommittee will vote Wednesday on legislation to increase funding for food safety by $40 million to $45 million next fiscal year, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) told The Hill.

The move sets up a clash with House Republicans who last May voted to slash the $837 million FY 2011 budget for food safety by $87 million for the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1. President Obama has asked for $955 million for FY 2012..."

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