Hat Tip: The Conservative Shepherd
Note: The full text of the legislation is at the end of this post. It is 242 pages long. Download it and read it. Don't take my word for it.
The passage of this bill has so upset me, in particular Senator Burr's role in it, that I have decided to pledge myself to his defeat in 2016. I would prefer to do it in the primary, but will do what is necessary to ensure he loses in the general election if we can't defeat him in the primary. In my opinion, Senator Burr crossed a line with his support and vote for this bill that cannot be uncrossed...save one measure...a successful effort on his part to have S510 repealed in it's entirety.
If you are interested in joining this effort, please send me a DM to my twitter account @ThunderPig. If you don't have a Twitter Account...get one because you'll be no use to our effort (and always out of the loop) if you don't have one. We will have to build a grassroots army by 2016 to take out a sitting US Senator with millions of dollars in his war chest.
From the congressional record...
Reid (for Harkin) Amendment No. 4715, in the nature of a substitute.
During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:
By 39 yeas to 56 nays (Vote No. 255), two-thirds of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate rejected the motion to suspend Rule XXII, of the Standing Rules of the Senate, for the purposes of proposing and considering Coburn Amendment No. 4697.
By 36 yeas to 62 nays (Vote No. 256), two-thirds of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate rejected the motion to suspend Rule XXII, of the Standing Rules of the Senate, for the purposes of proposing and considering Coburn Amendment No. 4696.
Subsequently, the motion to invoke cloture on the bill was withdrawn.
PASSAGE OF S. 510 -- (Senate - November 30, 2010)
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Here are the votes by position, Yea, Nay or Not Voting:
|Not Voting - 2|
|Bond (R-MO)||Brownback (R-KS)|
Source: Roll Call Vote #0257
Here is a summary of the bill:
Title: FDA Food Safety Modernization Act
Sponsor: Sen Durbin, Richard [IL] (introduced 3/3/2009) Cosponsors (21)
Related Bills: H.R.1332
Latest Major Action: 11/30/2010 Passed/agreed to in Senate. Status: Passed Senate with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 73 - 25. Record Vote Number: 257.
SUMMARY AS OF:
12/18/2009--Reported to Senate amended. (There is 1 other summary)
S510: FDA Food Safety Modernization Act