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FDA FY 1999 appropriations

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Agriculture appropriations bill (HR 4101) passes the House by a 373-48 vote June 24, with an amendment by Rep. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) to prevent FDA from testing, developing or approving abortifacients. Another amendment by Rep. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) would offset a $10 mil. increase in senior nutrition programs with a cut in FDA salaries and expenses. The legislation was adopted by the House Appropriations Committee on June 16 ("The Gray Sheet" June 22, p. 27). A vote on the Senate FDA appropriations measure (S 2159) has not been scheduled...



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