March 10, 2004(Key vote)
Title: Food Industry Obesity Lawsuits (Cheeseburger Bill)
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that would prohibit lawsuits against food companies based on allegations concerning weight gain or obesity claims.
-Prohibits lawsuits against manufacturers, sellers, or trade associations of food products in federal or state courts in regards to injury caused by a person's consumption and weight gain, or any associated health issue, except in cases where there is a violation of previously established laws or acts governing food products (Secs. 3-4).