By Julian Pecquet - 09/08/11 03:57 PM EDT
"We applaud the Senate for making this a priority," she said via e-mail. "The recent drug-resistant Salmonella outbreak that sickened 110 people and killed one shows that FDA action on antibiotics in food animal production is long overdue."
Five lawmakers — Sens. Dianne FeinsteinDianne FeinsteinDefense chief pledges to 'resolve' bonus clawback issue California National Guard official: Congress knew about bonus repayments Airbnb foes mobilize in Washington MORE (D-Calif.), Barbara BoxerBarbara BoxerDefense chief pledges to 'resolve' bonus clawback issue California National Guard official: Congress knew about bonus repayments California House Republicans facing tougher headwinds MORE (D-Calif.), John KerryJohn KerryThe evidence backs Trump: We have a duty to doubt election results Effective sanctions relief on Iran for sanctions’ sake What would a Hillary Clinton presidency look like? MORE (D-Mass.), Jack ReedJack ReedArmani, Batali among guests at White House state dinner Overnight Finance: Jobless claims near record low | Cops bust IRS phone scam in India | Republican demands Iran sanctions docs Senate Dems demand answers from Wells Fargo over treatment of military MORE (D-R.I.) and Susan CollinsSusan CollinsRepublican opposition to raising the minimum wage Is crumbling 5 takeaways from the Indiana Senate debate GOP senators avoid Trump questions on rigged election MORE (R-Maine) — have signed on legislation to ban farmers from using seven classes of antibiotics critical for human health in food production except to treat sick animals. Such efforts face a tougher time in the Republican-controlled House, however, where health appropriations chairman Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.) is leading the charge against tougher restrictions.