"Congress may be on recess, but food safety politicking is in full swing.
A coalition backing the pending food safety bill sent an email to Senate offices Tuesday, soliciting support for the upcoming cloture vote. The email also asks for support in modifying the Tester amendment, a popular provision that would exempt small farmers from certain regulations.
The note reminds Senate offices that Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) filed a cloture petition to bring the bill to the floor: 'We anticipate a vote on Wednesday, November 17. We urge your senator to support this motion.'
The undersigned organizations--which include the American Public Health Association, Consumers Union, and The Pew Charitable Trusts--reiterate their support for the bipartisan manager's package of amendments to the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act..."