Bush Administration Firmly Opposes New Tobacco Bill

July 23, 2008

The Bush administration is firmly opposed to a new bill which would give power to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate cigarettes and other tobacco products....Washington (ChattahBox) – The Bush administration is firmly opposed to a new bill which would give power to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate cigarettes and other tobacco products.

The Bush administration is now expected to veto the tobacco bill as they are none too pleased with giving the FDA regulatory power over the industry.

The bill, according to reports, has enough support that it will likely pass both chambers of Congress.

The opposition by the Bush administration is because they do not feel that the FDA can regulate cigarette and tobacco products, and find a way to make them safe.

A latter was sent by Michael O. Leavitt, the secretary of health and human services on Monday to Congress, showing signs that a veto is likely if it passes the House and Senate, according to The New York Times.


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