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Friday, December 3, 2010

Another Chance to Kill the Food Bill

The House Ways and Means Committee might be the last chance we have to kill the food bill passed by the Senate Tuesday morning.

According to the Constitution, all bills generating revenue (taxes) have to originate out of the House of Representatives. Sec. 107 of the Food Safety Modernization Act includes taxes (i.e. raising revenue), and the bill originated in the Senate, NOT the House. You can read about the Senate’s error by visiting: http://www.rollcall.com/news/-201012-1.html.

While there are no members of the Ways and Means Committee from Ohio, we urge you to contact several of them and ask them to support the "blue slip" procedure to be invoked concerning S. 510. Here is a list of the Ways and Means Committee members: http://waysandmeans.house.gov/singlepages.aspx?newsid=10462

If the “blue slip” procedure is invoked, the Senate will most likely not have enough time to redo the bill, before the end of the lame duck session. This might be our last chance to kill this bill.

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