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.

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


Oct 17, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006


Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Oct 18, 2005

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


Phil Gingrey

Representative for Georgia's 11th congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 18, 2005
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About the resolution

Summary (CRS)

Sets forth the rule for consideration of H.R. 554 (Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act of 2005). Read more >


Oct 17, 2005

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Oct 17, 2005
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Oct 18, 2005
Agreed To

The resolution was passed in a vote in the House. A simple resolution is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.

Oct 18, 2005
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House (Engrossed).

This is a House simple resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.Res.” in “H.Res. 494”). 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.


Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a resolution will move past the committee stage.

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

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Debate on H.R. 554 is governed by these rules.

Passed House
Last Action: Oct 19, 2005

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