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.

Oct 17, 2005 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
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.

Phil Gingrey
Representative for Georgia's 11th congressional district
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Oct 18, 2005
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Debate on H.R. 554 is governed by these rules.

Passed House
Last Action: Oct 19, 2005


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

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

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


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H.Res. stands for House simple resolution.

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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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