This is my favorite photo of Bart. It's where he reenacts Bush's 9/11 scene of "My Pet Goat."
After about three weeks I received my response from Bart Gordon, TN 6th Congressional District representative, 'my con', regarding my questions on HR875, Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009.
It took his staff a little longer than usual to put together the form letter on this subject. How do I know it is a standard form letter that he thinks/hopes his constituents will take as being personal? I didn't even mention organic farms or farmers markets. I only asked him if he had read the entire bill and that I thought it was a travesty for small farmers.
Bart does not listen to his 'voters.' He will continue to be a sell out to the folks in middle Tennessee as long as he is in office.
This is the best they could come up with?
Thank you for contacting me about organic farms and H.R. 875, the Food Safety Modernization Act. Hearing from you helps me better serve Middle Tennessee.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee is currently drafting legislation to modernize the 's (FDA) food safety system. The Committee is using H.R. 759, not H.R. 875, as its base bill. The bill will focus on the safety of foods sold in supermarkets. It will not address farms or farmers markets, which are outside the jurisdiction of the FDA. I understand your concerns. As a member of the committee, I will work with my colleagues to ensure the bill does not have unintended effects on organic farms or farmers markets.
As always, I appreciate your input. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I may ever be of assistance to you or your family.
Stay in touch,
Member of Congress