Proponents of regulatory sunset legislation are offering a new report by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) as evidence that the requirements of reviewing all major federal regulations at least every seven years won't be prohibitively expensive.
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The Delaney Clause is unlikely to survive the current assault from GOP lawmakers, which is coming from several directions. H.R. 1627, the "Food Quality Protection Act of 1995," whose provisions include replacement of Delaney with a negligible risk standard, has strong bipartisan support from ranking Republican and Democratic members of key committees including Agriculture and Department Operations and Nutrition.
It took more than six months, but FDA finally told the National Food Processors Assn. (NFPA) it will grant the association's petition to initiate rulemaking to correct existing regulations that it says hinder the use of health and nutrition claims on food product packaging.
The FDA has both friends and foes on Capitol Hill as the agency undergoes scrutiny as part of the budget writing and regulatory reform process. Conservatives frequently cite FDA and its administrator, Dr.