Food Safety Bill Awaits President Obama’s Signature Post House ApprovalBy Avik, Gaea News Network
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
WASHINGTON (GaeaTimes.com) — This has been the one of the major food safety bills of the year and had been stalled due some procedural problems. With all the issues resolved the bill now has passed the House and Senate approval on Tuesday finally waiting for the President to ink the bill.
Reportedly, the bill has been designed to increase government inspections of the food supply in the wake of recent deadly foodborne disease outbreaks and was originally passed with wide support in both chambers after originating in the Senate.
The problem came as it violated a constitutional requirement that bills that raise revenue be initiated in the House and so it needed a re-approval.