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House Proceeding 07-08-09 on Jul 8th, 2009 :: 1:20:00 to 1:23:30
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Rosa L. DeLauro

1:19:57 to 1:20:17( Edit History Discussion )

Rosa L. DeLauro: spending that we're doing. i urge my colleagues to support my modest and simple amendment and i reserve. the chair: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentlelady from connecticut. ms. delauro: i claim time in opposition, mr. chairman. the chair: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. delauro: i strongly oppose this amendment. this amendment would take away

Rosa L. DeLauro

1:20:00 to 1:23:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Rosa L. DeLauro

Rosa L. DeLauro

1:20:18 to 1:20:38( Edit History Discussion )

Rosa L. DeLauro: the entire increase over 2009 that is provided in this bill for the food and drug administration. that increase will allow the agency to increase staffing, including staffing devoted to inspections and other field activities, make real improvements in f.d.a.'s work to ensure the safety of foods and medical products. for example, in the foods area, f.d.a. will be able to conduct

Rosa L. DeLauro

1:20:39 to 1:20:59( Edit History Discussion )

Rosa L. DeLauro: 1,150 more foreign and domestic food inspections and do 20,000 more examinations of imported food products. in the medical products area, f.d.a. will conduct 3,300 more examinations of imported drug products and 4,400 more examinations of imported medical device products.

Rosa L. DeLauro

1:21:00 to 1:21:22( Edit History Discussion )

Rosa L. DeLauro: the f.d.a. will also be able to update its labs with new equipment, will allow it to do a faster analysis of samples. this is especially important during food-borne i outbreaks and we have watched what's happened in food-borne illness outbreaks, not only in terms of the public health but we have left industry out there

Rosa L. DeLauro

1:21:23 to 1:21:43( Edit History Discussion )

Rosa L. DeLauro: to be exposed and to be able to lose their share whether it is leafy greens, whether it's tomatoes, whatever it is. if -- we cannot allow thes i.r.s. to to function and find out what's -- laboratories to function and find out hass going object. the investments -- what's going on. the investments reap benefits.

Rosa L. DeLauro

1:21:44 to 1:22:05( Edit History Discussion )

Rosa L. DeLauro: inspectors are fully trained, bringing significantly more domestic and and import field exams. other activities, by increases in the bill. we can do research on salmonella and e. coli biomarkers, new detection of contamination improve the abilit

Rosa L. DeLauro

1:22:06 to 1:22:27( Edit History Discussion )

Rosa L. DeLauro: and analyze data on food-borne illnesses and if you can't understand when you listen to a mother who said my child of 2 years old died of e. coli contamination, but then how does -- mr. broun: will the gentlelady yield? ms. delauro: m happy to have you speak again, you've reserved time.

Rosa L. DeLauro

1:22:28 to 1:22:49( Edit History Discussion )

Rosa L. DeLauro: you know, we have just seen an e. coli outbreak in cooki dough. it highlights the importance of what these additional funds can help us to do. the e. coli bacteria lives inside animals and that's why e. coli outbreaks are often associated with meat products. how then does e. coli get into cookie dough? additional research on e. coli

Rosa L. DeLauro

1:22:50 to 1:23:11( Edit History Discussion )

Rosa L. DeLauro: can help determine how it happened and the results of at research could prevent future outbreaks. in addition to the work on food safety, the increased funds will help the f.d.a. work on new screening tests for blood-borne disease to better understand the adverse events related to medical devices that are used in pediatric hospitals. another impoant tool that the additional funds will do is

Rosa L. DeLauro

1:23:12 to 1:23:31( Edit History Discussion )

Rosa L. DeLauro: allow the f.d.a. to make substantial investments in foods and medical products. this allowed the agency to receive and to better analyze adverse events electronically, support electronic surmission of applications and access old data for safety analyses.

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