Washington update: Politics trumps policy in 2014

Washington update: Politics trumps policy in 2014

"A lot of the work we are doing right now is getting things to a point where they have the possibility for action in the lame-duck session, because there is such a limited possibility for action right now.” —JENNIFER HATCHER, FMI

The looming election season, with control of the Senate up for grabs, means there will be little opportunity for action on some bills of importance to the industry before the lame-duck session in November and December.

Many of the bills of concern to food retailers will likely be pushed into 2015, according to Jennifer Hatcher, SVP, government and public affairs, Food Marketing Institute.

“We are in a situation where the big primaries and runoffs, and the real chance for p

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