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Hamburg Confirmed by Voice Vote in Senate

Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg, President Obama’s nominee to head the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate yesterday by a voice vote.  The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee had moved up her confirmation hearings because of the imminent threat of H1N1 influenza, and she sailed through both the heaings and action … Continue Reading

Senator Durbin Likely to Introduce New Food Safety Legislation

The National Grain and Feed Association has reported to its members that Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL), is likely to reintroduce food safety legislation next week.  Senator Durbin has introduced similar bills in prior Congresses.  Likely, co-sponsors include Senator Edward M. Kennedy, chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) committee, and Republican Sens. Richard Burr … Continue Reading
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