March 8, 2006
-- by Dave Johnson
The House will be voting in a few hours on HR 4167, a bill that proposes to enact "uniform" food labeling laws. Uniform, as in if your state has more stringent labeling laws than the federal government, then your state laws go away. This includes laws that label carcinogens and hazards to children and pregnant women, such as California's insistence on labeling the presence of arsenic, lead and mercury.Too late, it passed: House votes to override state food safety labels,
Legislation that could void hundreds of food safety warnings in California and other states passed the House on Wednesday after heated debate.
... Despite the far-reaching implications of the bill, it was brought to the House floor without a committee hearing, which would have allowed lawmakers to hear testimony from proponents and opponents of the bill from industry, government and advocacy groups.
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Tracked on August 13, 2006 11:57 PM
Has it passed the Senate yet? Not that I think there's any hope it won't.
nice to see things getting worse. anybody told you you hate america? i get it all the time. now they can eat their words.
Posted by: reverend gisher at March 10, 2006 7:34 AM
What's sad is that only my blog, a satire one a that, is covering the fact that Jack Murtha voted for it.
Click the URL.
Posted by: Mark Spittle at March 11, 2006 6:23 AM
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