Senator Tom Coburn defends blocking action on food safety bill

Democrats investigating salmonella outbreak say Coburn is preventing stronger oversight

BY CHRIS CASTEEL Published: September 23, 2010
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WASHINGTON — Sen. Tom Coburn, who has been blocking fast-track passage of a food safety bill, said Wednesday that Senate Democrats could bring up the legislation if they weren't busy pushing proposals on immigration, gays in the military and campaign finance reform.
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