Some on Capitol Hill don't think their constituents should be bombarded with calorie counts when they go out to eat. Or rather, they shouldn't have to be. 

Bipartisan legislation in the House and the Senate aims to soften rules put in place by the Food and Drug Administration as a part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Members of both parties have complained that businesses in their districts cannot afford to comply with the new regulations, which require restaurants, grocery stores and convenience stores to list the calories for any prepared food items they sell. 

The rule means that restaurants, as well as a grocery store that also sells prepared foods, would be required to inform customers of the number of calories in each food. But it would only apply to companies with at least 20 locations. 

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