ALERT: S-510 Food Takeover Act, S-787 Water Takeover Act, in Lame Duck Congress; Immediate Vote Possible; Contact Senators Now

November 15, 2010, 8:51 am By Henry Lamb 1 Comment

Gulag Note: Look for a timely update, tomorrow.

Congress will convene November 15 to try to force into law all the things they didn’t get done during the regular session. No one knows for sure just which bills will be on Nancy and Harry’s agenda. It’s Harry’s agenda that is most important because the Senate – with 60 votes required to stop debate – offers the best opportunity to stop a bill.

image from blog: Food Freedom

S-510 – Food Safety Modernization Act – is one of the bills that must be stopped. Doreen Hannes has been following this bill for several organizations during its entire existence. Here’s some of her reasons why the bill must be stopped. Doreen says:

“In a nutshell, S510 is effectively NAIS (National Animal Identification System) for everything. It is a tremendous amount of additional enforcement (fines and penalties, license revocations, further license requirements, control over processes and harvest) which are definite issues with the bill as it currently exists. However, not unlike the “Health Care