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HR 339 - Food Industry Obesity Lawsuits (Cheeseburger Bill) - Key Vote

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Mike Simpson voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Placed on Calendar (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (276-139) - (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.

Highlights:
  • 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).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Food Industry Obesity Lawsuits (Cheeseburger Bill)

Sponsors

  • Ric Keller (FL - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

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