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S510 Not Finished Yet! : House Will Likely Block Food Safety Bill Over Senate Error

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posted on Dec, 1 2010 @ 03:46 PM
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House Will Block Food Safety Bill Over Senate Error


www.rollcall.com

By pre-empting the House’s tax-writing authority, Senate Democrats appear to have touched off a power struggle with members of their own party in the House. The Senate passed the bill Tuesday, sending it to the House, but House Democrats are expected to use a procedure known as “blue slipping” to block the bill, according to House and Senate GOP aides.
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posted on Dec, 1 2010 @ 03:46 PM
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It looks like Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will not have his way.. He barely got reelected and then passed this toxic bill to please Monsanto. Well it looks like even though he won the vote.. he broke the rules... Now time is no longer on his side... Blessings to all of us... He has got to balance a potential loss here against other bills he needs...

Now the GOP is weighing in.. 'According to Senate GOP aides, a unanimous consent agreement is all but certain to be a nonstarter because the bill’s chief opponent, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), will not agree to such a deal.' It looks like he will have a tough time.. Those in Nev.. please vote this NWO carpetbagger out..

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posted on Dec, 1 2010 @ 03:56 PM
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Yeah- I got this in my mail earlier from Alliance for National Health.


The Senate’s controversial FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (S. 510) now appears to be dead in the water! As we reported to you yesterday, the Senate passed its version of the Food Safety bill by a margin of 73 to 25, and sent it on to the House of Representatives for approval. Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA) had previously agreed to accept the Senate’s bill in place of the House’s version, already approved, so this approval was expected to be pro-forma.

But it turns out that Section 107 of the Senate bill contains a revenue-raising (i.e., taxing) provision. And such a provision is unconstitutional: “All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives,” according to Article I, Section 7, of the Constitution. Because the Senate violated the funding origination clause, the House has implemented a procedure known as “blue slipping” to block the bill, keeping it out of consideration and sending it back to the Senate.

The only possible “quick fix” would be a unanimous consent agreement in the Senate to strike that revenue-raising provision from the bill—but Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) has already stated that he will oppose, so unanimity will be impossible. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is now faced with some tough choices: spend a huge amount of time all over again to deal with this (which is unlikely in a Lame Duck Congress, especially considering how controversial the bill is); or do nothing, and allow the bill to die at the end of this Congress. This will mean a new Food Safety Bill will be introduced next year—but next year’s Congress will be very different from the current one, so we expect that the bill will look very different, and could be much more favorable to the natural health community. As always, we will keep you posted on any new developments. Sincerely, The Alliance for Natural Health USA


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posted on Dec, 1 2010 @ 03:59 PM
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This is certainly good news. Let's hope this Bill gets thrown out with the rest of the trash. Reid is a pile of crap himself. I hope he gets thrown in the garbage along with his fascist bills.



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