House-proposed bill cuts FDA, WIC - The Packer

House-proposed bill cuts FDA, WIC

05/24/2011 05:06:00 PM
Tom Karst

The Alliance for a Stronger FDA expressed disappointment for the proposed funding cuts to the agency in a May 24 news release. The group said the FDA’s funding is 11.5% below fiscal year 2011 funding levels established by the House last month. The alliance said the funding cuts would translate to a 500 to 1,000 fewer employees at a time when FDA’s workload is increasing.

Quarles noted the need to raise the U.S. debt limit ceiling by early August will become a point of contention and leverage as lawmakers seek to impose budget cuts.

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Wes Boldt    
Des Moines, IA  |  May, 30, 2011 at 12:10 PM

If the people on the payroll at FDA had to work at the level of the private sector they would never miss 1000 fewer employees and be able to adequately handle increased work loads. The Washington Beauacracy is one of the sad tales of our budget crisis.

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