H.R. 1627 (104th): Food Quality Protection Act of 1996

This was a vote to pass H.R. 1627 (104th) in the House. This vote was taken under a House procedure called “suspension of the rules” which is typically used to pass non-controversial bills. Votes under suspension require a 2/3rds majority. A failed vote under suspension can be taken again.

The Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA), or H.R.1627, was passed unanimously by Congress in 1996 and was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on August 3, 1996. The FQPA standardized the way the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would manage the use of pesticides and amended the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act and the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act. It mandated a health-based standard for pesticides used in foods, provided special protections for babies and infants, streamlined the approval of safe pesticides, established incentives for the creation of safer pesticides, and required that pesticide registrations remain current.

One of the most prominent sections of the act, the specified protections for babies and infants, was the topic of the National Academy of Science's 1993 report, Pesticides in the Diets of Infants & Children. The EPA has cited this report as a catalyst for the creation of the FQPA.

This summary is from Wikipedia.

Congress
104th Congress
Date
Jul 23, 1996
Chamber
House
Number
#339
Question:
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and pass, as amended in the House
Result:
Passed

Key: R Yea D Yea
Seat position based on our ideology score.
Totals     Republican     Democrat     Independent
  Yea 417
 
 
 
96%
229 187 1
  Nay 0
 
 
 
0%
0 0 0
Not Voting 16
 
 
 
4%
5 11 0
Required: 2/3 source: house.gov

Vote Details

Notes: The Speaker’s Vote? “Aye” or “Yea”?
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