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The National Grocers Association (NGA) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) will co-sponsor the food industry’s “Day in Washington” meeting June 6-8, 2005.

“The Day in Washington meeting provides an important opportunity for the food retailing and distribution industry to educate the new 109th Congress about critical issues affecting the grocery business and American consumers,” N.G.A. President and CEO Tom Zaucha said. “We will discuss with members of Congress a number of important issues that affect our members’ businesses — including the repeal of the estate tax, health care and other important issues that will arise in 2005.”

“The timing of this event is critical. In mid-2005, we expect Congress to be making decisions on a host of major issues crucial to the future of our industry. These include tax reforms, health care costs, and pension legislation just to mention a few,” said FMI President and CEO Tim Hammonds. “Another reason to attend is that there is no more effective way to shape public policy than to meet with your members of Congress face to face.”
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