|Written by Ann Shibler|
|Wednesday, 17 November 2010 14:54|
The Senate voted to approve a cloture motion today, November 17, with a 74-25 vote, well above the 60 votes required to limit debate on S. 510. This sets a dangerous precedent and is a momentum builder for passing even more controversial legislation as the lame duck session continues. Clearly, many Republicans crossed the aisle for this very unconstitutional bill. The Food Safety Act can now be brought to the floor any day now for a final vote by the Senate. Only a simple majority will be required for passage.
S. 510 calls for enhanced expansion of FDA authority over small farms, ranches, and other food producers; establishes burdensome administrative requirements for large and small operations, and an arbitrary legal authority to recall “unsafe medications,” the definition of which is not clearly established. Under S. 510 more power would be granted to an unaccountable agency, hyper-regulating small producers out of business, leaving the industrial food system that currently has the highest number of food safety problems, to commandeer the marketplace.
Answer by Farmlady09 at 9:44 PM on Nov. 25, 2010
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Answer by MommaTasha1003 at 8:10 PM on Nov. 25, 2010
This list is ... interesting. It shows who voted for/against it, and how much they were 'bribed' (not my use, but I agree lol) and how much they got for voting accordingly.
Answer by Farmlady09 at 9:47 PM on Nov. 25, 2010
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Next question overall
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