Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Indiana
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Brooks: Moms and Dads Across this Country Have too Many Worries

Oct 9, 2013
Press Release

Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN) took to the House Floor in support of the Food and Drug Safety Act, which ensures vital food inspections take place while Members of Congress work to reopen the Government:

“Right now, moms and dads across this country have too many worries,” Brooks said. “They worry about whether or not they’ll have enough money to pay their rent, their mortgage and even fill up their gas tanks. They worry about whether or not their hours are going to be cut at work next month. Why should we add to their worry the safety of the food that they’re feeding their children at dinner tonight?”  

“Isn’t food safety a core function of our government?” Brooks continued. “Is it responsible to stop routine inspections of food processors and place our constituents at risk of developing foodborne illness? Mr. Speaker: our parents are worried but this is one worry they should not have. FDA needs to keep food inspectors on the job.”

The Food and Drug Safety Act provides immediate funding for the Food and Drug Administration at the same rate and under the same conditions as in effect at the end of the just completed fiscal year. The resolution passed the House this evening.

For more information on Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks, please visit www.SusanWBrooks.house.gov.