Leader McCarthy Statement on Menu Labeling Bill
Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 2017, the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2015:
“Overregulation on menu labeling is the perfect example of Washington trying to control something it shouldn’t while causing harm to businesses and employees all along the way. Before I ever started in public service, I owned a sandwich shop, and regulations like these took time and money away from being able to make the best product for my customers. Sandwich shops like the one I owned should be focused more on the hundreds, if not thousands of combinations of spreads, meats, and veggies for a customer’s sandwich—not the hundreds, if not thousands of state and FDA rules that often overlap and promote confusion.
“Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers has taken up this cause for common sense and worked diligently with both sides of the House to eliminate this costly rule. With her bill, businesses across the nation will finally be free from food menu labeling regulations that don’t actually work in the real world.”