H.R. 4678 (111th): Foreign Manufacturers Legal Accountability Act of 2010


Feb 24, 2010
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 21, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Betty Sutton

Representative for Ohio's 13th congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 22, 2010
Length: 18 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To require foreign manufacturers of products imported into the United States to establish registered agents in the United States who are authorized to accept service of process against such manufacturers, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

Section3 - Directs the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (with respect to drugs, devices, cosmetics, and biological products), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) (with respect to consumer products), the ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 24, 2010

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 21, 2010
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.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 4678”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


64 cosponsors (57D, 7R) (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. 3646 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 13, 2011

S. 1606 (Related)
Foreign Manufacturers Legal Accountability Act of 2009

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Aug 6, 2009

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