SENATE REPUBLICANS JOIN DEMOCRATS TO PASS FOOD “SAFETY” BILL
By Sarah Foster
December 20, 2010
The Democrats are at it again, this time under the cover of Sunday Night.
The infamous food “safety” bill that health freedom activists and their allies assumed was out for the session, has come blazing back to life from its near-death state late Sunday, thanks to a sell-out by Senate Republicans.
That’s right. S. 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act was stuck into a shell bill and passed unanimously just before the Senate adjourned for the day.
As reported by the Washington Post: “After a weekend of negotiations, tense strategy sessions and several premature predictions about the bill’s demise, [newly re-elected and confident] Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid, D-Nev., reached a deal with Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., that the GOP would not filibuster. [added]
“Without notice and in a matter of minutes Sunday evening, the Senate approved the bill by unanimous consent, sending it to the House, where passage is expected. President Obama has said he would sign the legislation, which would give the government far-reaching authority to set and enforce safety standards for farmers and food processors.”