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Posted on: Sun, 07/18/2004 - 11:56pm
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Posted on: Mon, 07/19/2004 - 1:54am
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IF you want to watch/listen to the proceedings, then I believe you can do so at the CSPAN website.
I think the link you would use is [url="http://www.cspan.org/watch/index.asp?Cat=TV&Code=CS&ShowVidDays=30&ShowVidDesc=&ArchiveDays=30"]http://www.cspan.org/watch/index.asp?Cat=TV&Code=CS&ShowVidDays=30&ShowVidDesc=& ArchiveDays=30[/url] .
Look to the right where it says "Watch/Listen Live", and select the proper format for your computer (either Realplayer or Windows Media Player).
Also, it could possibly be on your CSPAN cable channel, but not sure about that....
The vote itself may feel a little anti-climatic, in that it will probably just be a voice vote, with very little discussion, but it's nice to see Democracy in action anyway!
[This message has been edited by Nutternomore (edited July 19, 2004).]

Posted on: Mon, 07/19/2004 - 4:56am
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It feels like Christmas!! What a nice surprise!
Just a note, I have been listening to CSpan at work (shhh, don't tell anyone) and the website works well, however, if one player gives you a hard time, switch to the other. Real Player was at a constant 10 sec freeze and not in real time.
Thanks for the heads up, Wednesday it is!

Posted on: Mon, 07/19/2004 - 9:57am
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The time is now!!!
Everyone hold on!!!
Love this site
Synthia

Posted on: Mon, 07/19/2004 - 10:02am
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I am so thrilled about this - finally some positive news, but can someone tell me if this will help with x-contamination issues? Labeling is important, but I also worry about trace amounts from other peanut foods being run on the same equipment. Thanks.

Posted on: Mon, 07/19/2004 - 10:19am
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MICHELE03142002,
X-contamination issues won't be solved immediately, but will over time. FDA must report back to Congress within 18 months of this bill being passed on the results of studying the issue and what to do about it (the whole precautionary labeling situation)...

Posted on: Mon, 07/19/2004 - 10:23am
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Hope you're all strapped into your seats!!!
Now, it's being reported that S. 741 will be considered tomorrow (TUESDAY), rather than WEDNESDAY. Legislative session begins at 10AM EST!!!
It could change, depending on how fast other bills are considered, but it's a good bet that they will get to it tomorrow!!!

Posted on: Mon, 07/19/2004 - 11:10am
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I just saw that Nuttermore, I just got an email, but can you tell why it is listed under "suspension"? PLEASE tell me that Suspension is a gibberish political word that means something other than the obvious [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/confused.gif[/img] There is too much ups and downs in the past 24 hours! :-)

Posted on: Mon, 07/19/2004 - 5:41pm
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"Suspension", I believe, has to do with bills brought forward for a vote based upon "suspension of the normal House rules".
This is a mechanism that allows for more efficient voting on non-controversial items and for other purposes.
Haven't had time to study it in depth, but it's not something to worry about, IMO...

Posted on: Tue, 07/20/2004 - 9:26am
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at 7:21PM tonight...The bill has passed!!!
On to the president for signature!!!

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