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No Tobacco Regulation This Year

September 10, 2008 - by Donny Shaw

Another major Democratic priority falls victim to the oil drilling debate. CQ:

>It appears unlikely that a bill to give the Food and Drug Administration power to regulate tobacco products will make it through Congress before the elections.
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>The bill’s lead GOP sponsor, Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, asked whether the bill would see action before members left to campaign said, “Realistically, I don’t think so.”
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>Aides to key Democratic lawmakers also acknowledged that the bill, passed by the House 326-102 on July 30, was unlikely to clear the Senate, given its crowded calendar.

More on the tobacco regulation bill from this blog:

From: Congress, To: Philip Morris et al.

Banning Flavored Tobacco – Why Not Menthol?

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