H.Res. 691 (111th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2749) to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to improve the safety of food in the global market, and for other purposes.

Jul 29, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
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.

Louise Slaughter
Representative for New York's 28th congressional district
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Jul 30, 2009
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Passed House
Last Action: Jul 30, 2009


This simple resolution was agreed to on July 30, 2009. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.

Introduced Jul 29, 2009
Reported by Committee Jul 29, 2009
Agreed To (Simple Resolution) Jul 30, 2009

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Jul 30, 2009 4:04 p.m.
Passed 249/180


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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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Sets forth the rule for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2749) to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to improve the safety of food in the global market.

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