H.R. 5563 (109th): MEAL Act


Jun 8, 2006
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 8, 2006, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Rosa DeLauro

Representative for Connecticut's 3rd congressional district



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Last Updated: Jun 8, 2006
Length: 11 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to extend the food labeling requirements of the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990 to enable customers to make informed choices about the nutritional content of standard menu items in large chain restaurants.

Summary (CRS)

6/8/2006--Introduced.Menu Education and Labeling Act or the MEAL Act - Amends the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act to require restaurants that are a part of a chain with 20 ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jun 8, 2006

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5563”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


25 cosponsors (25D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 3895 (110th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Oct 18, 2007

S. 3484 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 8, 2006

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