9/16/2010

Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., says he plans to hold up a pending food safety bill that would give more authority to the Food and Drug Administration until Democrats in Congress find a way to fund it. The senator says the bill adds to the federal deficit while boosting the duties of a troubled agency; proponents of the measure say it's necessary to protect the nation's food supply from situations similar to the recent salmonella outbreak that resulted in a massive egg recall.

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