Government Affairs

Priority Issues

FMI is actively engaged on a range of priority legislative and regulatory policy items that could significantly impact the business operations of our food retailer and wholesaler member companies.

Federal Legislative Issues
  • Affordable Care Act Amendments
  • Food Labeling (Menu Labeling, GMO Labeling, Product Dating)
  • Tax Reform (LIFO, Effective Tax Rates, Corporate/Pass Through Reform)
  • Hours of Service (34-Hour Restart)
  • Minimum Wage with CPI Adjustment
  • Marketplace Fairness/Online Sales Tax
  • Pension Reform
  • Patent Trolls
  • Paycheck Fairness
  • Truck Weights
  • Swipe Fee Reform
  • Reducing Burden of Unnecessary Labor Regulations
  • SNAP: Benefits Issuance / Food Policy 
  • Food Safety
  • Data Security/Privacy
  • Organized Retail Crime (ORC)
  • Regulatory Issues
  • ACA/Health Care Reform Implementation
  • National Labor Relations Board Enforcement/Regulations
  • Food Safety Modernization Act Implementation
  • Country of Origin Labeling
  • Nutrition LabelingMenu Labeling
  • SNAP Food Policy
  • Food Marketing Claims Enforcement/Regulations
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration Enforcement/Regulations
  • Wage and Hour Enforcement/Regulations
  • Privacy Enforcement/Regulations
  • Implementation of Swipe Fee Reforms
  • Refrigeration/Leak Repair
  • State Issues
  • Alcohol
  • Environmental (ex: plastic / paper bags)
  • SNAP & WIC, including EBT
  • Taxes, including E-fairness
  • Weights and Measures