Sunday Night the Senate passes Food Safety Bill

Pat Dollard reports on this infuriating news.

The Senate unexpectedly approved food safety legislation by unanimous consent Sunday evening, rescuing a bill that floated in limbo for weeks because of a clerical error.

Democrats first attempted to attach the food safety bill to the two-and-a-half-month spending measure but Republicans balked because they wanted to keep that measure clean, according to Senate aides.

Republicans, however, later agreed to pass it by unanimous consent.

Reid announced he would send the legislation — this time properly attached to a House-originated measure — back to the lower chamber for final approval.

I am stunned that this as unanimous consent, and will look for some statements from the GOP senators.

Jamie DuPree has more on this story.

December 20, 2010  Tags:   Posted in: National, Tax/Budget/Spending

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