This week I had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Peggy Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), at an Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on Thursday. In America, we are fortunate to have an abundant food supply and the FDA plays an important role in keeping our nation's food supply safe. However, I am worried that some decisions made by the FDA are not in the best interests of Kansas businesses and consumers. Americans expect FDA policy to be based on sound science and grounded in common sense -- rather than based on arbitrary decisions made by bureaucrats in Washington. It is important for the FDA to remember that their decisions have significant ramifications for both consumers and the food industry. At the hearing, I asked Commissioner Hamburg about my concerns with recent guidance issued by the FDA about antibiotic use in livestock as well as the proposed restaurant menu labeling rule.