Skip to comments.Senate advances bill to overhaul food safety
Posted on 11/18/2010 3:12:13 AM PST by don-o
The Senate moved forward Wednesday on long-awaited legislation that would overhaul the nation's food safety system, grant new powers to the Food and Drug Administration and make farmers and processors responsible for preventing food-borne illness.
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), himself a farmer, negotiated language into the bill late Wednesday to exempt small farmers who have annual sales of less than $500,000 and sell the majority of their product directly to consumers, restaurants and retailers in their state or nearby.
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This seems to be the polished turd description of the bill.
Bipartisan. But, had I misspelled it "biratisan" I could have invented a new FR classic
It IS the Post, of course. This one is coming in under the radar.
Still a bad bill, but exempting those under $500K in revenue makes it a fair amount less bad.
” ... There are, I believe seven Republican co-sponsors signing on for more federal control of our food ... “
There are seven Republican co-sponsors who should be castrated upon sight! Any Questions?
This is Jon Tester change is encouraging, but the whole bill makes government bigger and more intrusive without a funding mechanism to pay the new federal enforcement goons.
“Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), himself a farmer, negotiated language into the bill late Wednesday to exempt small farmers who have annual sales of less than $500,000 and sell the majority of their product directly to consumers, restaurants and retailers in their state or nearby.”
“If the FDA had reason to believe a small farmer was producing unsafe food, it could revoke the exemption for that farmer, according to the provision.”
Thread from yesterday. The cosponsors are listen in it somewhere
” negotiated language into the bill late Wednesday to “
Can they do that *after* cloture has been voted??
Color me ‘suspicious’ - this sounds like a meaningless fig-leaf amendment to make headlines to mollify critics....
that is why we need a replacement for the Republican Party.If we get this one enacted there on top of the HealthCare law and the financial reform law then elections in 2012 won't matter much. These together give Washington pretty close to total control. What little is left can be easily regulated away.
The Republicans, no matter how TPed they are after the 2012 elections will not repeal a single thing that the Democrats, and in this case Republicans, have passed. They will trim and adjust and do favors for certain groups to make the provisions slightly less apparently onerous but they will repeal nothing. The Education Department is still there. EPA is still there and no one is even discussing dismantling them.
We work hard to elect our guys but they take office and are not our guys any more. They are government guys. We have simply put them on the other side by electing them.
THE SOUP NAZI
Thanks for posting this.
Hideous treason with some white-wash sounds like.
I applaud all efforts to scuttle this bill. Sounds like the globalists have decreed it will pass.
I still think folks need to send some heavy duty big dudes to meet with the congress critters from their local districts who are very capable of making emphatic points about not even hinting that they’ll vote for that bill.
God . . . at some point, will not be merciful to treasonous folks who are determined to outlaw sane survival growing of one’s own food, supplements, vitamins etc.
This is one of the most hideous things I’ve ever heard of connected with congress and D.C.
imho, every congress critter that has the least positive thing about this legislation needs to be spat at, shunned and otherwise communicated to that they have now crossed into the realm of bits of human garbage not suited to acknowledge as existing on the planet.
If you get the drift that I’m against this legislation . . . you’re in the right direction.
Arthurus, I totally agree with your post in #11.
Castrated . . . indeed . . . at a different anatomical point.
Is this the bill that outlaws “dust” blowing around????
what they are due . . . ain’t very kosher to articulate.
Thankfully, God has such scheduled in His way, in His time.
It’s just that their destructiveness will have it’s season.
The bill, Senate Bill 510, is 266 pages of more Democrat statism designed to destroy American businesses and force our food supply to move overseas.
They used to grow food in Kansas
Now they want to grow it on the moon and eat it raw
I can see the day coming when even your home garden
Is gonna be against the law
“The FDA has said it does not have enough resources to conduct regular inspections.”
...translation....bigger budget requests...hire more people...bigger government.
Thank you for posting. I just wanted something to post to get FReepers moving to see what, if anything. can be done. Looks like a lost cause in the Senate. If I am correct, it passed the House and we may need to fire up the House to kill reconciliation.
More BIG gov. Any Rep. supporting this is a RINO.
Like we had them all fired up to kill Obamacare? That worked out well, didn’t it?
Well, hopefully the house Republicans won’t be quite as eager to impose their will on us as the Democrats were.
From looking at the legislative actions, I believe that it hasn't made it to the House yet — there is listed a related house bill, H.R.1332, the "Safe FEAST Act", but it hasn't moved out of committee.
Now's the time to fight this in the Senate.
” I believe that it hasn’t made it to the House yet “
The House version of this bill - HR 3808, if I remember correctly - passed in late July....
And I wouldn’t put much faith in ‘reconciliation’ - if Porkulus and Obamacare are any guide, this will come out of Conference Committee a *worse* bill than was passed by either house, incorporating the worst aspects of both, and stripping away any protections for we-the-people....
If that is the case and cloture was invoked with 74 votes - we are sooooo screwed.
” we are sooooo screwed. “
Yup - and icing on the cake — Conference Committee reports cannot be filibustered or amended - it’s a straight up-or-down, simple-majority vote...
Cloture was our last chance to kill this thing....
HR 3808 is the bill related to notarizations which expands the legal recognition of "electronic notarization".
My bad - I looked up two house bills yesterday...
H.R. 2749: Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009 (GovTrack.us)
is the one I was referring to.....
When do we cut their balls off?
We need to hold house Republicans’ feet to the fire...
They deserve NO latitude on ANY issue...and what is more, they must rehabilitate the image voters have of Republicans in Congress and Conservatism, nationally.
I have never understood why/how this could confuse anyone. The Conservative platform is SO direct, unambiguous and consistent .. how is it possible that our representatives stray so far from the message?
If the new guys feel they have to suffer for the sins of others, well so be it.
These guys CANNOT put a foot wrong too much is at stake and the meter is running. Alert, cautious and angry voters are by now, hyper-sensitized to Congressmen who conduct themselves as if they are not accountable.
We have a situation in this country now, where the word taxpayer is equivalent to victim.
No government of ANY stripe should push citizens to the place we now find ourselves in this country. It is a dangerous and volatile socio/political environment and needlessly so. A great deal of the alienation and rancor has been self-induced and totally gratuitous. Politicians (Liberals especially) have willfully and irresponsibly toyed with the enviable social stability of America. FIE!!!! .
Conservatives have NEVER challenged civil or human rights in this country and resent charges that we do. We recognize these rights AND we recognize HARD-EARNED rights. However, groundless and repeated Liberal accusations have created a miasmic political atmosphere, where little more is needed in motivating honest citizens to go against their own conscience in a desperate effort to retain and exercise their HARD-EARNED rights!! ENOUGH!!
I am by no means wealthy, but Tea Party candidates and that organization will receive donations from me.
TN’s Corker and Alexander were yes votes
Toll-Free number to the Congressional Switchboard
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), himself a farmer, negotiated language into the bill late Wednesday to exempt small farmers who have annual sales of less than $500,000 ...
If the FDA had reason to believe a small farmer was producing unsafe food, it could revoke the exemption for that farmer, according to the provision.
Conservatives have NEVER challenged civil or human rights in this country and resent charges that we do. We recognize these rights AND we recognize HARD-EARNED rights. However, groundless and repeated Liberal accusations have created a miasmic political atmosphere, where little more is needed in motivating honest citizens to go against their own conscience in a desperate effort to retain and exercise their HARD-EARNED rights!! ENOUGH!!-- SMARTY
"... all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed."--1776 Declaration of Independence
HOLLOW MILK-SOPS ARE NO HELP.
You know the real news beat is TSA patdowns?