Sunday Night the Senate passes Food Safety Bill
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 вЂ” this time properly attached to a House-originated measure вЂ” 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.