Food safety bill could die
December 17th, 2010
03:39 PM ET
12 years ago

Food safety bill could die

Washington (CNN) - A sweeping food safety bill that passed the House and Senate earlier this year before stalling because of a legislative technicality now will likely die because Republicans object to giving it quick approval in the waning days of the congressional session, Senate leadership aides on both sides of the aisle said Friday.

The bill, designed to increase government inspections of the food supply in the wake of recent deadly food borne disease outbreaks, originally passed with wide support in the both chambers. However, it needs approval again because it violated a Constitutional requirement that bills that raise revenue initiate in the House.

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  1. Rick McDaniel

    Actually the GOP just doesn't care about people. They just care about profits. It is pure greed.

    December 17, 2010 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  2. Duck Fallas

    We the People made it clear on November 2- NO to safe food!

    December 17, 2010 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  3. Liars

    Good news in Washington covered, followed by bad news in Washington covered, and then more bad news in Washington not covered.

    December 17, 2010 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  4. Democrats Class Warfare - Destroying the economy and country

    >However, it needs approval again because it violated a Constitutional requirement
    >that bills that raise revenue initiate in the House.

    YET ANOTHER CASE of incompetent DemocRATS in action. Pretty PATHETIC they don't even understand the BASICS of our government!! Like I've been saying, THESE FOOLS ARE DANGEROUS.

    December 17, 2010 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  5. walleye46

    After reading about another e-coli problem today, I would like to recommend that the next person to kick the bucket due to bad food be a Republican.

    December 17, 2010 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  6. Pennsylvania Super Patriot Deluxe

    YET ANOTHER CASE of incompetent DemocRATS in action. Pretty PATHETIC they don't even understand the BASICS of our government!! Like I've been saying, THESE FOOLS ARE DANGEROUS.


    Why in the WORLD do YOU type LIKE this? YOU are ON here ALL of THE time. DONT you have a JOB? or ARE you COLLECTING some TYPE of GOVT insurance BECAUSE of YOUR mental DISABILITY?

    Go ahead AND eat some of THAT CHINESE LEAD PAINT that has obviously affected YOUR BRAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 17, 2010 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  7. Me

    The Senate is where good ideas go to die.

    Of the Republicans stopped this bill. Safe Food would look like another victory for Obama. And the Republicans simply can't allow that. They have to keep everything crappy, stifle every advancement till you suckers forget how crappy the GOP is at government. Once YOU SUCKERS completely forget that the GOP left this nation in ruin, you will re-elect them again and the whole dance starts all over.

    This is a sport to them

    December 17, 2010 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  8. Annie, Atlanta

    What exactly did we get for those bonus tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires? Bonus tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires? Someone needs to teach the president how to negotiate, before he negotiates us into third world status, where rich families rule and the rest of us are their slaves. Oh wait, we're already there.

    December 17, 2010 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  9. sammieb51

    Under all this is the line - Less Govt Control ... because when we were kids the govt didn't tell us what to eat. And when we were kids we didn't have corridors lines with vending machines loaded with junk, could not get pizza and hamburgers and fries in the cafeteria food line. They served us the daily special which was usually a meat, a vegetable, salad and a roll with jello for desert and milk to drink. And I didn't weigh 150 lbs when I was 10, could run, climb trees, bike, swim all I wanted and never had to stop because I was too fat to move. These kids today are lard butts that can barely run.

    What does that mean? That they won't live as long as I am living and they won't enjoy the quality of life - added health care costs to an already overburdened system. Organ transplants, clogged arteries, obesity, diabetes .... the future of the country folks, and they have fat-clogged arteries in their brains that only respond to SUGAR and FAT.

    December 17, 2010 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  10. NVa Native

    These guys are disgusting – what next for the GOP – what new low will they go to?
    Is there anyone who can deny taht these creeps do everything and anything for their true lord – the all mighty dollar.

    December 17, 2010 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  11. sammieb51

    And amazing enough, when other counties have taken control of the cafeteria food line and eliminated the junk food and drinks, many of the behavorial problems from ADD to delinquent behavior was moderated or eliminated, grades improved, energy levels improved ... you are what you eat and these young kids eat garbage.

    December 17, 2010 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  12. NVa Native

    Penna Super Deluxe – THANK you FOR outing that IDIOT!
    Next up the slithering "stufit puppet" who is definately trying to compensate for something – probably his "short" comings – I'm sure ..... LOL.

    December 17, 2010 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  13. DIANA

    Aren't you glad you voted these people in and we're going to get at least another two years of this. The Republican's are only looking out for their rich friends and the rest of us could all die of food poisoning. I agree, I hope the next person who got e-coliie be a Republican or somebody who voted these clowns in.

    December 17, 2010 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  14. Fred

    More class warfare please! Continue to lower yourselves in the muck instead of standing up and being counted as an American! If the law was written improperly (a technicality) then it should be re-written! I know it's easier to skirt the rules of how our country operates and that many folks would like you to be inured to it, but we have rules and procedures that dictate how bills become laws and they deserve to be followed. Rewrite the bill correctly and it'll probably pass.

    December 17, 2010 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  15. Who Cares?

    They will NEVER vote for anything that makes Obama look good. They would rather have 1000's of children DEAD than give any victory to Obama. They are truly that evil and soulless.

    December 17, 2010 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |