Alexander Statement on Vote for Burr Substitute Amendment to the FDA Tobacco Regulation Bill

Posted on June 9, 2009

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement regarding his vote for the Burr substitute amendment to H.R. 1256, the FDA Tobacco Regulation bill: “I voted for Senator Burr’s amendment to have the Department of Health and Human Services, instead of the Food and Drug Administration, regulate tobacco, because at a time when FDA only has the resources to inspect one percent of the food we are importing from around the world, giving the FDA the added burden of regulating tobacco makes no sense.”