H.Res. 494 (109th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 554) to prevent legislative and regulatory functions from being usurped by civil liability actions brought or continued against food manufacturers, marketers, distributors, advertisers, sellers, and trade associations for claims of injury relating to a person’s weight gain, obesity, or any health condition associated with weight gain or obesity.

Introduced:
Oct 17, 2005 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Status:
Agreed To (Simple Resolution)

This resolution sets the rules for debate for another bill, such as limiting who can submit an amendment and setting floor debate time.

Sponsor
Phil Gingrey
Representative for Georgia's 11th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Oct 18, 2005
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
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Passed House
Last Action: Oct 19, 2005

 
Status

This simple resolution was agreed to on October 18, 2005. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.

Progress
Introduced Oct 17, 2005
Reported by Committee Oct 17, 2005
Agreed To (Simple Resolution) Oct 18, 2005
 
Summary

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Votes
Oct 18, 2005 5:53 p.m.
Passed 310/114

Cosponsors
none
Committees

House Rules

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Notes

H.Res. stands for House simple resolution.

A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.

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10/18/2005--Passed House without amendment.
Sets forth the rule for consideration of H.R. 554 (Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act of 2005).

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