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Senate Proceeding on Jun 3rd, 2009 :: 8:21:20 to 8:28:15
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Richard Burr

8:21:03 to 8:21:23( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: mr. burr: mr. president, i would ask unanimous consent to call up an amendment in the nature of a substitute amendment number 1246 immediate consideration. the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: the senator from north carolina mr. burr for himself and ms. hagan proposes amendment 1246 to amendment number 1247. mr. burr: i ask unanimous consent that the amendment be

Richard Burr

8:21:20 to 8:28:15( Edit History Discussion )
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Richard Burr

8:21:24 to 8:21:45( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: considered as read. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. mr. burr: mr. president, let me just say it's shocking that the argument as to why we should this is because the food and cat and dog food. what we just heard. the truth is the f.d.a.

Richard Burr

8:21:46 to 8:22:06( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: regulates product, lifesaving drugs, chronic disease treatments, therapies, it is in charge of food safety. it's in charge of products that emit radiation. it's the gold standard of world from the standpoint of the approval and assurance of safety and efficacy of things that

Richard Burr

8:22:07 to 8:22:28( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: americans take that are prescribed by docrs and filled by pharmacists. and they know when they go home they can take it because it's safe and it's effective. now we're talking about giving that same agency a product that they can't prove safety and efficacy. their core mission statement of the entire product they regulate, they're going to have to turn their head

Richard Burr

8:22:29 to 8:22:51( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: on tobacco because it causes disease. it isn't safe. this makes no sense. and what this subst mr. chairman -- mr. president, is it creates the tobacco harm reduction center. it locates it at the dartment of health and human services under the secretary, the same secretary that oversees and drug a and within that tobacco harm

Richard Burr

8:22:52 to 8:23:13( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: reduction c gives the authority to the center to regulate all cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, roll-your-own tobacco, smokeless tobacco products deemed we don't lessen the regulation of this industry. as a matter of fact, as members

Richard Burr

8:23:14 to 8:23:34( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: have an opportunity to hear tomorrow about this substitute amendment, we increase the regulatory authority. we do it under the same guidance of the human services. we define what adulterated and and we give the tobacco harm reduction center the ability to pull products directly from the

Richard Burr

8:23:35 to 8:23:55( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: market and to prevent those products from misbranded product would be labels that are false or misleading, labels that don't contain all the information, not in compliance withection 109. tobacco or ingredients are not disclosed. it requires tobacco manufacturers to submit

Richard Burr

8:23:56 to 8:24:16( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: ingredients and additives by brand style to tobacco harm reduction it requires the tobacco harm reduction center to determine and make public a list of harmful constituents, including smoke constituencies by brand and style. it requires annual registration and submission of additional information by the manufacturers to the center. it requires establishment of

Richard Burr

8:24:17 to 8:24:39( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: tobacco standards, establishes tar and nicotine ceilings for ciga it eliminates candy and fruit descrip tors on packaging and cigarette advertising and marketing. it giv the center the authority to remove products from interstate commerce if products pose an unreasonable risk of subst pu

Richard Burr

8:24:40 to 8:25:00( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: this is about public health. let me say that again. it's about public health. the objective of any bill should be to reduce usage, to disease, to reduce quite frankly, if you put it in the f.d.a., you grandfather a tremendous amount of smoking products, but you don't allow a pathway to less harmful products

Richard Burr

8:25:01 to 8:25:21( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: to reach the marketplace. in our case, we allow reduced but under the supervision, under the d reduction center, it requires all tobacco manufacturers of imported -- of impted tobacco products to establish and maintain records, make reports,

Richard Burr

8:25:22 to 8:25:44( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: provide information as the secretary requests. it requires premarket approval of new combustible tobacco products before entering interstate commerce. mr. president, it bans the use of such descriptors as light, ultra light advertising or the marketing of cigarettes.

Richard Burr

8:25:45 to 8:26:07( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: it requires testing or reporting of all ingredients, additives, incl by brand styles. it creates a scientific advisor committee of 19 people. it establishes a new warning label that communicates the health risk of cigarettes with placements for cigarettes on the front of packaging. it requires ingredient disclosures and other

Richard Burr

8:26:08 to 8:26:28( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: information on all tobacco packaging. it has the labels required. it establishes new warning labels that communicate the health risks of smokeless tobacco. it requires ingredient disclosure and information on tobacco products. the list goes on and on. let me point out one thing. the authors of the

Richard Burr

8:26:29 to 8:26:50( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: the substitute that's been offered in its place suggest that they do a making sure that youth don't access tobacco that's just wrong. every state sets an age limit. one bill d process more than the other.

Richard Burr

8:26:51 to 8:27:12( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: the one thing this substitute does, this amendment in the nature of a substitute, is we ban -- we ban -- except in a publication that is an industry publication. every general print ad,?? every general print publication, a

Richard Burr

8:27:13 to 8:27:34( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: publication that a but a teenager might look at, we eliminate advertising. what does the base still do? it limits it to black and advertising. don't come to the floor and suggest one does than the substitute. when you ban advertising, you have banned the abity to market to the youth

Richard Burr

8:27:35 to 8:27:55( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: when you ban other items that individuals such as candy and fruit descriptors. we do that as we do it through the harm reduction center. why? because, one, it's under the of h.h.s. two, i don't want to jeopardize the gold standard of the

Richard Burr

8:27:56 to 8:28:16( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: i don't want to compromise the gold standard that it has to meet the test of safety and efficacy for the american peoe to we jeopardize that when we give the f.d.a. this mission. the only people that can do it. i showed earlier, there is the regulatory chart for the tobacco

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