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H.R. 2147 (103rd): Fairness in Tobacco and Nicotine Regulation Act of 1993

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To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to regulate the manufacture, labeling, sale, distribution, and advertising and promotion of tobacco and other products containing nicotine, tar, additives and other potentially harmful constituents, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Michael Synar

Sponsor. Representative for Oklahoma's 2nd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 18, 1993
Length: 17 pages
May 18, 1993
103rd Congress (1993–1994)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 18, 1993, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


53 Cosponsors (47 Democrats, 5 Republicans, 1 Independent)



May 18, 1993

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H.R. 2147 (103rd) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2147. This is the one from the 103rd Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 103rd Congress, which met from Jan 5, 1993 to Dec 1, 1994. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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