H.R. 1256 (111th): Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act

This was a vote to pass H.R. 1256 (111th) in the House.

It was not the final House vote on the bill. See the history of H.R. 1256 (111th) for further details.

The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, (Pub.L. 111–31, H.R. 1256) is a federal statute in the United States that was signed into law by President Barack Obama on June 22, 2009. The Act gives the Food and Drug Administration the power to regulate the tobacco industry. A signature element of the law imposes new warnings and labels on tobacco packaging and their advertisements, with the goal of discouraging minors and young adults from smoking. The Act also bans flavored cigarettes, places limits on the advertising of tobacco products to minors and requires tobacco companies to seek FDA approval for new tobacco products.

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Source: Wikipedia


Congress
111th Congress
Date
Apr 2, 2009
Chamber
House
Number
#187
Question:
On Passage of the Bill in the House
Result:
Passed

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Key: D Aye R Aye D No R No
Seat position based on our ideology score.
Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Aye 298
 
 
69%
228 70
  No 112
 
 
26%
8 104
Not Voting 21
 
 
5%
17 4
Required: Simple Majority source: house.gov

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