Slight of hand – Food safety bill moved into appropriations bill

sneaky, sneaky democrats.  They cannot be trusted, not even for a minute.

Sarah Foster says:

It didn’t take long for the democrats to find a way around the constitutional  roadblock that halted S-150

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act

following its approval by the Senate last week.

When proponents found the measure couldn’t move forward in the House, they quietly attached it as an amendment to the $1.1 trillion continuing resolution (CR), H.R. 3082: “The Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act of 2011” – a measure designed to fund the government through September, that was headed to the floor for a vote.

Folding S. 510 into H.R. 3082 added some 238 pages to the appropriations measure, which now has 423.

GOP members protested using the continuing resolution as a piggyback ride for S. 510. House Rep. Frank Lucas (R-Okla.), the incoming Agriculture Committee chairman, slammed the Democrats for resorting to legislative tricks to pass what has become a bitterly contentious measure.

“This is the sort of nonsense that Americans rejected just a few weeks ago,” Lucas exclaimed during the debate.

Nonetheless, on Wednesday evening the House approved the package (the CR with S. 510 and several other tax-spending bills attached), along a largely party-line vote of 212-206 — with not a single Republican vote cast in favor. Moreover, 35 Democrats joined their GOP colleagues in casting No votes. Eight Democrats and eight Republicans are listed as not voting. Click here for the roll-call.

The next step is to continue inundating the Senate with voter outrage.

Long story short – S150, the Food Safety Act, is now tacked on to the bill funding the government HR 3082.  So while I’m looking for S150, it doesn’t really exist any more due to the slight of hand in the United States House of Representatives.

So it is so true – when there’s a lot happening on the left-hand, be sure to watch what the right hand is doing.

Notice how “quietly” they did this.  Where was our watchdog news media to inform us what is going on?  They are doing the distracting, that’s where they are.

See:  https://bellalu0.wordpress.com/2010/12/02/food-safety-bill-may-be-dead/

Posted:  12.14.10

P. S. —-  3082 IS THE FUNDING BILL WITH ALL THE STINKIN’ PORK IN IT.

“…..212 for – 206 against — with not a single Republican vote cast in favor. Moreover, 35 Democrats joined their GOP colleagues in casting No votes. Eight Democrats and eight Republicans are listed as not voting.”

BUT WHY DID THESE 8 REPUBLICANS NOT VOTE? Had they voted no, and the 8 democrats had not voted, this would not have passed.

Bilbray – California
Blunt – Missouri
Fallin – Oklahoma
Granger – Texas
Griffith – Alabama
Marchant – Texas
McMorris Rodgers – Washington
Radanovich – California

More info:  http://politics.nytimes.com/congress/votes/111/house/2/622

Republican Senators likely to Vote Yes.

Kit Bond Missouri
George Voinovich Ohio
Robert Bennett Utah
Thad Cochran Mississippi
Susan Collins Maine
Jim Inhofe Oklahoma
Dick Lugar Indiana
Lisa Murkowski Alaska
Richard Shelby Alabama

See more:  http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2010/12/10/congress-funds-obamacare-lots-pork-tree-christmas/

Updated:  12.14.10 @ 7:16 p.m.

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3 responses to “Slight of hand – Food safety bill moved into appropriations bill

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