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Old 07-30-2009, 04:46 AM   #1
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Default Rep. Ron Paul Urges Natural Solutions to continue fighting HR 2749

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July 27, 2009

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Push Back is Working - Rep. Ron Paul Urges Us to Continue Doing What We Are Doing!

1. Kill HR 2749 Before It Gives FDA Permission to Declare Marshal Law
And Worse...


Join "Dr. No!" and tell Congress NO!!
Action Item here:
http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o...aign_KEY=27134

2. Demand the Right To Refuse Pandemic Vaccines/Incarceration, Self Shield Instead

salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/568/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=27275

Yesterday the Natural Solutions Foundation Trustees contacted Dr. Ron Paul's office asking what the status of the appallingly bad Food Safety [SIC] bill, HR 2749, was and what more we could do to help defeat it. The reply? "Keep it up!" -- referring to the 636,000+ emails we've pounded Congress with to defeat the industrialization of the entire US food supply.

Because of our collective activism, Monsanto's bill, HR 2749, was stuck in Committee and could not be moved forward until protection for small farmers was written in. You poured on the steam and sent well over 1/2 million emails to Congress demanding protection for small and organic farmers and the right to grow your own food -- home, community and co-op gardens must be protected! Protection language was added (not strong enough, but some protection for farm to consumer sales) and the bill moved onto the House floor for a planned vote TODAY!

Your emails are still pouring in. The bill was taken off the voting schedule today. Push back gave us some protection in an otherwise horrifically bad bill. Push back took it off the floor today.

What else can push back do? Let's find out!

Take action NOW and motivate your contacts to do the same urgently. We have little time left to stop this bill and the rest of our lives to regret that we did not.

http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o...aign_KEY=27134

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Old 07-30-2009, 04:56 AM   #2
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Default Re: Rep. Ron Paul Urges Natural Solutions to continue fighting HR 2749

Call Your Rep - Vote No on HR 2749
Catherine and News & Commentary, July 29, 2009 at 12:07 pm

I have called my representative, Rep. Marsha Blackburn to request that she vote against HR 2749 (The Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009). http://energycommerce.house.gov/inde...ries&Itemid=55

The Weston A. Price Foundation http://www.westonaprice.org/ alert says as follows:

HR2749 will impose burdensome regulations on small farmers and local food producers including registration fees and extensive paperwork requirements for which many small food businesses will not have the resources to comply. The ‘local food system’ is not the source of the food safety problems in this country, small farmers and local artisanal producers are part of the solution. HR 2749 would reduce FDA’s accountability while significantly increasing its power.

The bill would empower FDA to conduct warrantless searches of business records without any evidence whatsoever that a violation has occurred, to order a quarantine prohibiting or restricting the movement of food in a geographic area. HR 2749 also creates severe criminal and civil penalties with the potential for substantial fines for even minor violations of the law.

Urge your Representative to vote against HR 2749 and support a food safety bill that will target imports and industrial foods while leaving small farmers and local food producers alone.

Three Ways to Contact your Representative:

1. Send an email through the “Oppose HR 2749″ petition at http://bit.ly/Oppose_HR2749
2. Go to “My Elected Officials” at www.congress.org and enter your zip code to find your legislators. Call and/or send a fax.
3. Call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 to contact your Representative’s office.

SOURCE: http://solari.com/blog/?p=3633
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Old 07-30-2009, 06:57 AM   #3
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Default Re: Rep. Ron Paul Urges Natural Solutions to continue fighting HR 2749

Update on HR 2749: the FDA-expanding, anti-Family Farms bill

Posted by Andrew Ward on 07/29/09 9:24 PM

Thanks to grassroots efforts around the country, HR 2749 http://www.campaignforliberty.com/blog.php?view=22571, the so-called Food Safety Act of 2009, failed to pass through a special parliamentary procedure that limited debate but required a higher percentage vote (2/3 of the House) in order to pass.

But now is not the time to celebrate. The margin of victory was only 7 votes, and a simple majority vote can come as early as tomorrow (that's Thursday, the 29th).

Please take the time to contact your congressman http://www.campaignforliberty.com/congress.php AGAIN to voice your opposition over HR 2749 and the attempts to rush this unjust bill through without debate.

SOURCE and COMMENTS: http://www.campaignforliberty.com/blog.php?view=22720
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Old 07-31-2009, 03:49 AM   #4
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H.R. 2749:
111th Congress 2009-2010

This is a bill in the U.S. Congress originating in the House of Representatives ("H.R."). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate and then be signed by the President before it becomes law.

Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009

Introduced Jun 8, 2009
Occurred: Referred to Committee View Committee Assignments
Occurred: Reported by Committee Jun 17, 2009
Failed: Failed Passage in House Jul 29, 2009
Not Yet Occurred: Senate Vote ...
Not Yet Occurred: Signed by President ...

By failing to be passed in the House, this bill is now dead. [Last Updated: Jul 30, 2009 12:19PM]

See the Related Legislation page for other bills related to this one and a list of subject terms that have been applied to this bill. Sometimes the text of one bill or resolution is incorporated into another, and in those cases the original bill or resolution, as it would appear here, would seem to be abandoned.

Jul 29, 2009: This bill failed in the House of Representatives by roll call vote. The vote was held under a suspension of the rules to cut debate short and pass the bill, needing a two-thirds majority. This usually occurs for non-controversial legislation. The totals were 280 Ayes, 150 Nays, 3 Present/Not Voting. Vote Details.

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Old 07-31-2009, 08:13 AM   #5
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Default Re: Rep. Ron Paul Urges Natural Solutions to continue fighting HR 2749

Hmmmm, according to the NYT, it looks like the house passed it
House Approves Revamping of Food-Safety Laws http://bit.ly/7Jeeh

Shall we vote all the incumbents out next election cycle?
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Old 07-31-2009, 08:30 AM   #6
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Hmmmm, according to the NYT, it looks like the house passed it
House Approves Revamping of Food-Safety Laws http://bit.ly/7Jeeh

Shall we vote all the incumbents out next election cycle?
Hi alyscat - I didn't want to sign up to the NY Times, so I couldn't look at that link. (I was hoping it wasn't too good to be true.) In any case, this is where I got the information I posted:

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-2749
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Old 07-31-2009, 08:21 PM   #7
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You shouldn't have to sign up for the NYT to view the link. I get it on my twitter account. I'll repost here -
House Approves New Food-Safety Laws
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By WILLIAM NEUMAN
Published: July 30, 2009
In a major step toward an overhaul of the nation’s food safety system, the House of Representatives passed legislation on Thursday to require more frequent inspections of processing plants and give the government the authority to order the recall of tainted foods.

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“No legislation like this has moved forward this far in decades to overhaul the food safety laws,” said Erik D. Olson, director of food and consumer product safety issues at the Pew Charitable Trusts. “It’s a pretty historic moment.”

House passage sets the stage for the Senate to take up the issue, though probably not until the fall. The Obama administration has voiced strong support for a comprehensive food safety revamping.

The bill passed the House on a vote of 283 to 142. Democratic support was overwhelming, but Republicans were split, with 54 voting in favor and 122 against. Much of the opposition centered on lesser provisions that critics said would add burdensome bureaucracy for farmers.

The legislation seeks to remedy problems in the food safety system that have been discussed for decades. Its chief sponsor, Representative John D. Dingell, Democrat of Michigan, said it would “fundamentally change the way in which we ensure the safety of our food supply.”

The measure would require the Food and Drug Administration to conduct inspections every 6 to 12 months at food processing plants that it deems high-risk. These could include plants that have experienced food safety problems in the past or that handle products that spoil easily, like seafood.

Lower-risk processing plants would be inspected at least once every three years, and warehouses for packaged foods at least once every five. Backers of the legislation have complained that at present, some facilities go a decade or longer between F.D.A. inspections.

To help finance the inspections, the bill would impose a yearly fee of $500 to be paid by food processing plants, with a $175,000 cap for large companies with multiple plants. The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that the fee would generate $1.4 billion over the next five years, covering about 40 percent of the F.D.A.’s costs in carrying out the expanded inspections and other requirements in the bill.

The measure would also give the agency the power to order recalls of tainted food. Under its current authority, it can only ask companies to recall their food products.

Among the bill’s other provisions are heightened inspection requirements on imported foods, a mandate that records of processing plants be made available to inspectors and investigators, and a requirement that processing plants develop elaborate safety plans meant to head off problems before they arise.

In addition, the bill would direct the F.D.A. to create a system that would better trace food products and ingredients, as a way of quickly getting to the source of future outbreaks of food-borne illness.

“Over all, the legislation will raise the bar for the entire food industry and provide powerful disincentives” to bad actors, said Scott Faber, vice president of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, a trade group representing food processors, which supported the bill.

The legislation applies only to the F.D.A. and so would not cover meat or poultry products, which are overseen by the Department of Agriculture and have long been regulated more tightly than other foods. Advocates said the F.D.A. regulated about 80 percent of the food Americans eat.

Carol L. Tucker-Foreman, a food safety advocate at the Consumer Federation of America, said the House vote was “a major step forward.”

“The F.D.A. has no specific authority right now, or responsibility, to prevent food-borne illness,” Ms. Tucker-Foreman said. “This legislation tells them to prevent food-borne illness, and it sets up the elements that are necessary to do that.”
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