26 different organizations sent lobbyists to Capitol Hill in recent months to tell members of Congress how to vote on Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act. Among these are gas station companies, pizza restaurant chains, the parent company of Dunkin Donuts, and marketing associations.
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95% of Politicians Taking $$ from National Restaurant Association Voted to End Restaurant Workers' Overtime Pay
According to Federal Election Commission data, in the first quarter of 2013 39 rank-and-file members of the House of Representatives took money from the National Restaurant Association, a corporate interest group that works “across the industry to advance our members’ interests.” Those interests apparently include