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

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

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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Congress
111th Congress
Date
Jun 11, 2009
Chamber
Senate
Number
#207
Question:
On Passage of the Bill in the Senate
Result:
Bill Passed

Key: D Yea R Yea D Nay R Nay
Seat position based on our ideology score.
Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 79
 
 
 
80%
54 23 2
  Nay 17
 
 
 
17%
1 16 0
Not Voting 3
 
 
 
3%
2 1 0
Required: Simple Majority source: senate.gov

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Notes: *Minority Leader’s Vote “Aye” or “Yea”?
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