Defund the fraudulently-named Food Safety Modernization Act

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Quote of the Day: “We want to make sure we’re not over-playing the hand on the federal side because there is state inspection, and there’s a tremendous amount of self-regulation. Restaurants and food processing businesses of course don’t want to poison their clients, because they want them to come back.” — Rep. Jack Kingston, chairman of…

S.510 Passed Thanks to Congressional Trickery

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The so-called food safety bill passed. It took corrupt procedural tricks to do it. We told you last week that the Senate made a mistake when they passed their version of the Food Safety Bill (S.510). Under the Constitution only the House can introduce revenue measures. The Senate trampled on this prerogative, and the House leadership…

7 reasons to oppose S.510

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We told you on Monday that the Senate violated Constitutional procedures when they passed S.510, the dangerous “food safety” bill. To get around this, House Democrats plan to add the text of this bill into a “catch-all” budget bill. Please tell Congress to oppose ANY bill that includes food safety legislation. You may borrow from or copy…

What Happens When Your Senators Don't Read the Bill

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A funny thing happened on the way to the “food safety” bill’s passage. As the letter below says, Senators violated a provision of the Constitution when they passed their version (S.510), and House leaders will not accept this violation. Meanwhile, all 42 Senate Republicans have vowed to filibuster ALL legislation unless bills to fund the…

S.510 and fraudulently named Food "Safety" bill moves to the House

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Yesterday the Senate passed S.510, the fraudulent “food safety” bill, 73-25. You can see how your Senators voted here. Now the bill goes to the House, where it will have to be reconciled with the even-worse H.R. 2749, which passed back in July, 2009. Because the lame-duck Congress is running out of time, Speaker Pelosi…

Food & Water Watch, Tool of the Liberal Agenda?

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I’ve been getting emails from Food & Water Watch for some time now. Most of the time their information seems good, and their mission laudable. Today, however, I got an email from them that included this post-script: P.S. The Senate passed the Food Safety Bill this morning. This is a good step toward improving the…