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).