John Dingell came up six or seven votes short today, and failed to get food safety reform legislation passed through Congress.

Dingell, the once powerful Michigan Democrat who lost his chairmanship of the Energy & Commerce Committee before the start of the 111th Congress, fell just short of getting the necessary two-thirds majority vote to

The U.S. House of Representatives is now on the floor debating H.R. 2749 "to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to improve the safety of food in the global market, and for other purposes."

Forty minutes of debate will be followed by a vote to suspend the rules and allow voting on final