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White House Pushed Pro-Tobacco Measure In Anti-Terrorism Bill

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  • Russ Kick
    From: hjain@publicintegrity.org ... Subject: New on the Public i: White House Pushed Pro-Tobacco Measure In Anti-Terrorism Bill White House Pushed Pro-Tobacco
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      Subject: New on the Public i: White House Pushed Pro-Tobacco Measure In
      Anti-Terrorism Bill

      White House Pushed Pro-Tobacco Measure In Anti-Terrorism Bill

      As Congress rushed to pass a bill aimed at cracking down on terrorists in
      the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, tobacco companies tried to insert language
      into the measure that would protect them from a spate of pending civil RICO
      lawsuits filed by foreign governments in U.S. courts. In their unsuccessful
      effort, the tobacco companies found an ally in the Bush administration,
      which pushed for the provision.

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