House Bill Would End Shutdown For FDA

Law360, New York (October 4, 2013, 2:54 PM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives will vote in the coming days to fund the U.S. Food and Drug Administration through the end of the government shutdown, as part of a House Republican effort to pass narrow, targeted bills to fund individual agencies.

The proposed bill would allow the FDA to resume routine facility inspections and most of its food safety activities, which have been limited significantly since the shutdown began on Tuesday.

The measure would provide funding for the "continuation of projects and activities" but not...
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