Rockstar Energy Drink targets beverage laws

By Dave Levinthal

Energy drink maker hires sizable government affairs team to influence beverage laws.

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"… nate, includes several people with significant experience working for Congress. They include: Israel Klein, former communications director for Se …"

The food lobby's war on a soda tax

By Christine Spolar and Joe Eaton

Washington lobbyists have been enjoying a multi-million-dollar sugar rush from the food industry. Soft drink makers, supermarket companies,

As soda tax bubbles up, food lobby mobilizes

By Christine Spolar and Joe Eaton

Industry groups spent more than $24M this year to sway lawmakers

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"… lawmakers and promoting a newly formed coalition called Americans Against Food Taxes. The group bills itself on its website as a coalition of “responsi …"

"… ring the Senate Finance Committee’s deliberations on health care reform. Food lobbyists attacked then and continued their efforts in July when President …"

"… le University’s Brownell, co-founder and director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. He said he expects to see the beverage tax adopted fir …"

"… He said he helped design the television ad campaign for Americans Against Food Taxes to focus on families and to point out how a new tax could squeeze th …"