H.R. 2749 (111th): Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009


Jun 8, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 30, 2009 but was never passed by the Senate.


John Dingell

Representative for Michigan's 15th congressional district



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Last Updated: Aug 3, 2009
Length: 159 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to improve the safety of food in the global market, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

7/30/2009--Passed House amended.Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009 - Section5 - Exempts food and facilities regulated by the Secretary of Agriculture under specified acts from the requirements of this Act.Section6 ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jun 8, 2009

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 17, 2009
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.

Jul 29, 2009
Failed in the House Under Suspension

Passage was attempted under a fast-track procedure called "suspension of the rules." The vote failed, but the bill can be voted on again.

Jul 30, 2009
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 2749”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


5 cosponsors (5D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Jul 29, 2009 3:29 p.m.
Failed 280/150
Jul 30, 2009 6:02 p.m.
Passed 283/142

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