L. F. Payne

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This article is part of the Tobacco portal on Sourcewatch funded from 2006 - 2009 by the American Legacy Foundation.

L. F. Payne is United States House Representative (D-VA) who led a campaign to oppose FDA regulation of tobacco. L. F. Payne is businessman who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1988-1997, D-VA.

He was one of the founders of the Congressional Blue Dogs, a coalition of moderate and conservative Democratic members of Congress. L.F. Payne opposed President Clinton's plan to raise the federal excise tax on cigarettes to pay for universal health care. http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/tid/due01e00


L.F. Payne led the drive to collect more than 120 names of legislators opposed to new federal regulation of cigarettes. http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/VA-news/VA-Pilot/issues/1996/vp960103/01030464.htm

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