No Tobacco Regulation This YearSeptember 10, 2008 - by Donny Shaw
>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.
>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.”
>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.
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