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
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.