Several Washington, D.C., lawmakers say they're considering a ban on large sugary drinks mirroring the one recently approved by the New York City Board of Health.
District of Columbia Councilwoman Mary M. Cheh said on Twitter that she is "open to exploring any proposal that might improve children's health." Cheh's 2010 effort to tax sugary beverages fell short.
A few candidates for at-large council seats, including incumbents Michael Brown and Vincent Orange, said during a recent debate that they'd back an effort to prohibit the sale of sugar-laden sodas, according to local radio station WTOP.
Mayor Vincent Gray said he hasn’t taken a position on the issue, but told the station that “there probably are some good health reasons to support something like that.”