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With These Hires, Congress Becomes Even More Like A Corporation

02/12/2015 09:38 pm ET | Updated Feb 12, 2015

Until a few weeks ago, Joel Leftwich was a senior lobbyist for the largest food and beverage company in the United States. During his tenure at PepsiCo—maker of Cheetos, Lay’s potato chips and, of course, Pepsi-Cola—the company had played a leading role in efforts to beat back local soda taxes and ensure that junk food remained available in schools.

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