Cole-Bishop Amendment Excluded From the Omnibus Bill for the Next Budget
The amendment that would partially rectify the terrible situation the vaping industry was put in with the FDA’s deeming ruling was cut from the omnibus bill passed by House and Senate and signed by president Obama earlier in December 2016.
The Cole-Bishop Amendment aimed to move the predicate date from 2007 to 2016, thereby allowing a lot of vaping products to get approved under the new deeming regulation. Unfortunately, this did not come to pass and the amendment was not included in the upcoming budget.
Vaping advocates are disappointed but say that the fight is far from over. ‘It will most likely be morphed but vapers have enough support in the government to push some form of the amendment through the Congress in early Spring’, says Gregory Conley, president of the American Vaping Association. He hopes that the vapers will be able to put the FDA in front of the Congress on this matter during the next Trump administration.
Original post by Angel Abcede