I came across an interesting article on Huffington Post. It was talking about the US Senate vote to allow the FDA to regulate tobacco. The bill passed with a vote of 79-17.
Who were the 17 people who voted against allowing more tobacco regulation. List after the jump.
As you can see both of NC's Senators voted against giving the FDA power of regulation over the tobacco industry.
Senator Hagan, was in fact the only Democratic Senator to vote against this bill.
The article states that Senator Burr has recieved $359,100 is Campaign contributions from big tobacco. I suspect that this is his main reason for voting against the bill.
But what is Senator Hagan's reason. If there is anyone here that can help, I would like to find out how much Big Tobacco has contributed to Kay Hagan since she was elected senator.
Frankly, I am of the opinion that anything that would regulate tobacco, anything that would let me breath clean air without smoke in it is a good thing. Therefoe I am extremely dissapointed that the Senator I voted for, is voting in the best interests of Big Tobbacco and not in my best interests.
We will remove Burr from his office in 2010, but Hagan is int there until 2014, I just don;t want her to turn Big Tobbacco Apologist in her 6 years, because that is definatly not why I voted for her.
The Full article from Huffington Post is at
And the source for the vote count is
Or you could go the http:\\www.huffingtonpost.com and see a big picture of Senator Burr right at top of the page.