Food safety bill update (and welcome readers)

by Walter Olson on December 3, 2010

S. 510, which in its various versions has been much criticized in this space, passed the Senate Tuesday by a vote of 73 to 25, but its final passage may be tripped up because it includes new taxes; the Constitution requires that revenue-raising measures originate in the House, and S. 510 didn’t. (More: Reuters, WaPo, USA Today) For more critiques of the bill’s substance, see Ronald Bailey/Reason, Greg Conko/CEI (podcast), and our extensive earlier coverage.

In the mean time there’ve been lots of pixels and ink directed at our recent Cato piece on the subject, including Jonathan Adler/Volokh Conspiracy, Ann Coulter (right-hand links column Dec. 1, flatteringly), Coyote, Michelle Malkin, Ed Morrissey, Hans Bader/CEI, and others; see also Ambreen Ali/Congress.org. Thanks!

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1 Gale 12.05.10 at 10:50 pm

A somewhat related article a friend of mine shared with me…person jailed by one agency for not sending a package with a form that another agency confiscated. And raw milk litigation.

http://www.countrysidemag.com/issues/94/94-6/could_raw_milk_get_you_in_hot_water.html

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