Earlier last week, Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) joined his colleagues in supporting the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act. This legislation gives small business owners the freedom and flexibility to determine how they would like to present nutritional information to their customers.
“The issue before us today is not about whether restaurants should provide their customers with nutritional information, the issue is fundamentally one of the proper role of government.” Rep. Burgess said. “Since President Obama moved into the White House…the Democrats have drummed a steady beat toward expanding the role of government in every direction in our lives.”
Rep. Burgess continues, “…the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act is bipartisan legislation… [and] is critical to avoid harming consumer choice, harming jobs, and harming small business. The federal government should not presume to know how restaurants, supermarkets, cafes, convenience stores, and entertainment venues can best serve their customers and run their businesses.”
Rep. Burgess concluded saying that “a legislative solution not only is necessary, but it is required.”
The Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act passed on Friday, February 12, with bipartisan support.
Watch Rep. Burgess’ full floor speech here.