HUFFINGTON POST
12/01/2010 09:19 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

House May Block Food Safety Bill Over Senate Error

A food safety bill that has burned up precious days of the Senate's lame-duck session appears headed back to the chamber because Democrats violated a constitutional provision requiring that tax provisions originate in the House.

By pre-empting the House's tax-writing authority, Senate Democrats appear to have touched off a power struggle with members of their own party in the House.

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