Another Public Health Debate: Mandatory Hand-Washing
Freshman Republican Sen. Thom Tillis used the hand-washing requirement at restaurants to make a point about government regulations.By Madison Burke | February 3, 2015
One rookie senator says regulations requiring food service employees to wash their hands are unnecessary.
"I don't have any problem with Starbucks if they choose to opt out of this policy as long as they post a sign that says we don't require employees to wash their hands. ... Let them decide," Sen. Thom Tillis said.
In a speech at the Bipartisan Policy Center Monday, freshman Republican Sen. Thom Tillis from North Carolina said there are too many government regulations.