Senate Tobacco Bill Ready For Final Vote

Law360, New York (June 10, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate formally closed debate on a bill sponsored by Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., to give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration broad new powers to regulate tobacco products, which could bring the long-discussed legislation up for a final vote as soon as Thursday.

The Senate moved to invoke final cloture ending debate on the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act Wednesday afternoon by a vote of 67-30.

On Tuesday, by a 36-60 vote, the Senate struck down one final bid by two North...
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