Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Food Inspection & Forced Labor by Japanese: July 15, 2008

In the Senate, here is a great bill introduced to deal with the increasingly tainted food supply here in the U.S.:

By Mr. BROWN (D-OH):
S. 3267. A bill to amend the Federal Meat Inspection Act, the Poultry Products Inspection Act, the Egg Products Inspection Act, and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide for improved public health and food safety through enhanced enforcement, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. Source: GPO [S6244]

And in the House, a bill to compensate those forced into labor by Japan:

H.R. 6497. A bill to require the payment of compensation to members of the Armed Forces and civilian employees of the United States who were forced to perform slave labor by the Imperial Government of Japan or by corporations of Japan during World War II, or the surviving spouses of such members, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Source: GPO [H6576]

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