Food Distributors Lobby on Health, Tax Food Distributors Group Hires Black Swan to Lobby Government on Health, Tax Issues
WASHINGTON — The International Foodservice Distributors Association hired Black Swan LLC to lobby the federal government, according to a disclosure form.
The firm will monitor general health insurance and tax legislation, according to the form posted online Dec. 10 by the Senate’s public records office.
Among those registered to lobby for the trade group are Jim Jochum, who served in two senior trade positions in the Bush administration; Andrew Shore, former chief of staff for the House Republican Conference and Marguerite Trossevin, former deputy chief counsel for import administration at the Commerce Department.
The trade group counts Sysco Corp. and Performance Food Group Co. among its members.
Lobbyists are required to disclose activities that could influence members of the executive and legislative branches, under a federal law enacted in 1995. They must register with Congress within 45 days of being hired or engaging in lobbying.
Source: the Associated Press, January 8, 2008