…..and there may be less than 24 hours before the floor vote.
HR 2749…… Food Safety Enhancement Act
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to improve the safety of food in the global market, and for other purposes.
This bill proposes greater FDA regulatory powers over the national food supply and food providers, namely granting it the authority to regulate how crops are raised and harvested, to quarantine a geographic area, to make warrantless searches of business records, and to establish a national food tracing system. Concurrently, the bill would impose annual registration fees of $500 on all facilities holding, processing, or manufacturing food and require that such facilities also engaged in the transport or packing of food maintain pedigrees of the origin and previous distribution history of the food. The bill is an enhancement to H.R.759, and to a lesser extent, H.R. 857, previously proposed food safety bills in the 111th Congress. It is also co-sponsored by the same Representatives as the latter two bills, although new to the line of support is Rep. Henry Waxman, chair of the House Energy and Commerce committee.
Sponsor: Rep. John Dingell D, MI-15.
Co-Sponsors: Rep. Diana DeGette D, CO-1 ; Rep. Frank Pallone D, NJ-6 ; Rep. Bart Stupak D, MI-1 ; Rep. Betty Sutton D, OH-13 ; Rep. Henry Waxman D, CA-30.
HR 2749 has been placed on the calendar for Wednesday 29 July via a suspension of the rules.
Please call your CongressCritter immediately and demand they vote AGAINST HR2749.
Kenneth L Solomon………… Typical, bitter, Jewish, God-clinging, gun owner and barking-mad insane NASCAR fan, locked and loaded in South Flori-duh.