H.R. 2751 (111th): FDA Food Safety Modernization Act

This was a vote to pass H.R. 2751 (111th) 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.

This bill replaced S. 510, the original FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. On Sunday, December 19, the text of S. 510 replaced the original text of H.R. 2751, and the bill passed by voice vote. H.R. 2751, originally the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Act, passed the House in June 2009 and was a "vehicle" for the passage of S. 510 in a House-originating bill because S. 510 was a revenue-raising bill. All revenue-raising bills must originate in the House.

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111th Congress
Jun 9, 2009
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass in the House

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 298
239 59
  Nay 119
9 110
Present 2
0 2
Not Voting 15
8 7
Required: 2/3 source: house.gov
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Vote Details

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