A Sneak Attack _ S510 is Law

This from the Washington Post.

A bill that would overhaul the nation’s food-safety laws for the first time since the Great Depression came roaring back to life Sunday as Senate Democrats struck a deal with Republicans that helped overcome a technical mistake made three weeks ago and a filibuster threat that seemed likely to scuttle the legislation.

After a weekend of negotiations, tense strategy sessions and several premature predictions about the bill’s demise, Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) reached a deal with Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) that the GOP would not filibuster.

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.

It was a last-minute change for the legislation, which seemed all but dead Sunday afternoon.

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4 thoughts on “A Sneak Attack _ S510 is Law

  1. I didn’t see this reported anywhere, I thought that it was attached to the $1 trillion spending bill that was tabled. Harry Reid must have reintroduced it, and he did it on a Sunday so he could sneak it through!

    1. The American people have been sold-out again by the Political Class of liberals and RINOs. The big Ag-companies are going to make a fortune and we get to pay. The bureaucracy that will grow-up around this will be awesome.

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