The Vitals

Short-Term FDA Funding Bill Passes House

October 08, 2013
The House Monday (Oct. 7) passed 235-162 a bill that would fund FDA until Dec. 15, with 34 members not voting. President Barack Obama has said he would veto the bill and called for full government funding, rather than piecemeal measures, and the funding measure is not expected to pass the Senate. The Food and Drug Safety Act, which includes the effects of the 2013 sequestration, would continue the funding provided in a continuing resolution passed in March and end...

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