H R 1256 in Congressional Session 111

Official Summary

 

Bill Number : H R 1256

 

Title : To protect the public health by providing the Food and Drug Administration with certain authority to regulate tobacco products, to amend title 5, United States Code, to make certain modifications in the Thrift Savings Plan, the Civil Service Retirement System, and the Federal Employees' Retirement System, and for other purposes.

 

SUMMARY AS OF: 
6/22/2009--Public Law.
  

Division A: Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act

Title I:

Authority of the Food and Drug Administration - 

(Sec. 101)

Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) to provide for the regulation of tobacco products by the Secretary of Health and Human Services through the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Defines a tobacco product as any product made or derived from tobacco that is intended for human consumption. Prohibits a tobacco product from being marketed in combination with any other article or product regulated under FFDCA. Requires the Secretary to regulate tobacco products.

Excludes from FDA authority:

  • the tobacco leaf that is not in the possession of a tobacco product manufacturer
  • the producers of the tobacco leaf, unless the producer is also a manufacturer
  • tobacco farms

Directs the Secretary to establish within FDA:

  • the Center for Tobacco Products to implement this Act
  • an identifiable office to provide technical and other nonfinancial assistance to assist small tobacco product manufacturers in complying with this Act

Deems a tobacco product to be adulterated if:

  • it contains any filthy, putrid, or decomposed substance or is contaminated by any added poisonous or deleterious substance that may render the product injurious to health
  • it has been prepared, packed, or held under unsanitary conditions
  • its package is composed of any poisonous or deleterious substance
  • the manufacturer or importer of the product fails to pay the assessed user fee
  • it fails to meet specified tobacco product standards
  • it does not have required premarket review
  • it fails to meet applicable requirements or conditions on manufacturing, packing, or storage
  • it fails to conform to requirements for modified risk tobacco products

 

Deems a tobacco product to be misbranded if:

  • its labeling, packaging, or advertising contains any false or misleading information
  • its label or advertising fails to contain all required information displayed prominently and conspicuously, including its established name, manufacturer, and contents and adequate directions and warnings
  • it was manufactured, prepared, or processed in an establishment not registered with the Secretary
  • there is any failure to submit the required information or notices to the Secretary

 

Allows the Secretary to require prior approval of all label statements on tobacco products to ensure that such statements:

  • do not violate misbranding provisions
  • comply with other provisions of this Act

Requires tobacco product manufacturers or importers to submit to the Secretary:

  • a listing of all ingredients, including ingredients added by the manufacturer to the tobacco, paper, or filter, by brand and quantity
  • a description of the content, delivery, and form of nicotine in each tobacco product
  • a listing of all constituents, including smoke constituents, identified by the Secretary as harmful or potentially harmful to health in each tobacco product
  • all documents developed that relate to the health, toxicological, behavioral, or physiologic effects of tobacco products and their constituents, ingredients, components, and additives

Allows the Secretary to request additional information from a tobacco product manufacturer or importer relating to:

  • research activities or findings on the effects of tobacco products and their constituents and on whether the health risk can be reduced if the manufacturer employs known or available technology
  • marketing research or practices used by manufacturers or distributors.

 

Sets forth notifications that manufacturers must make to the Secretary regarding any change in a tobacco product. Requires the Secretary to publicly display and annually publish a list (that is understandable and not misleading to a lay person) of harmful or potentially harmful constituents in each tobacco product by brand and quantity. Requires owners and operators of establishments in the United States engaged in the manufacture, preparation, compounding, or processing of a tobacco product to register annually with the Secretary. Allows the Secretary to prescribe a uniform system for the identification of tobacco products, which registrants must use. Requires the Secretary to make such registration information available to the public and to inspect registered establishments every two years. Requires foreign establishments to register and ensure that adequate and effective means are available to determine whether their tobacco products conform with FFDCA requirements. Prohibits the disclosure of privileged or confidential trade secrets and commercial financial information that is obtained by the Secretary.

 

Allows the Secretary to restrict:

  • the sale or distribution of tobacco products if appropriate for the protection of the public health
  • the advertising and promotion of tobacco products consistent with, and to the full extent permitted by, the First Amendment.

Prohibits restrictions that:

  • limit the sale or distribution of a tobacco product to written or oral authorization by a practitioner licensed to prescribe medicine
  • prohibit the sale of a tobacco product in face-to-face transactions by a specific category of retail outlets
  • establish a minimum age of sale of tobacco products to any person older than 18 years of age

Requires the Secretary to promulgate regulations to prevent the sale and distribution of tobacco products to minors through means other than a direct, face-to-face exchange between a retailer and a consumer. Directs the Secretary to prescribe regulations to protect the public health and assure that tobacco products are in compliance with this Act by requiring good manufacturing practices or hazard analysis and critical control point methodology.

Requires the Secretary to:

  • provide a reasonable period for manufacturers to conform to good manufacturing practices
  • not require any small tobacco product manufacturer to comply with such regulations for at least four years

Allows the Secretary to grant exemptions and variances from such regulations under certain circumstances. Allows the Secretary to enter into contracts for research, testing, and demonstrations respecting tobacco products and to obtain tobacco products for such purposes. Prohibits a cigarette or any of its components from containing as a constituent or additive any artificial or natural flavor (other than tobacco or menthol) or any herb or spice (including strawberry, grape, orange, clove, cinnamon, and vanilla) that is a characterizing flavor of the tobacco product or tobacco smoke. Prohibits a tobacco product manufacturer from using tobacco, including foreign grown tobacco, that contains a pesticide chemical residue at a level greater than any tolerance applicable to domestically grown tobacco.

Allows the Secretary to adopt additional tobacco product standards as appropriate to protect the public health, which may include standards for:

  • reducing nicotine yields
  • reducing or eliminating other constituents or harmful components
  • product testing

Allows the Secretary to amend or revoke a tobacco product standard.

 

Prohibits the Secretary from:

  • banning all cigarettes, all smokeless tobacco products, all little cigars, all cigars other than little cigars, all pipe tobacco, or all roll-your-own tobacco products
  • requiring the reduction of nicotine yields of a tobacco product to zero

 

Requires the Secretary to refer to the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee for report and recommendation the issues of:

  • the impact of the use of menthol in cigarettes on the public health, including such use among children, African Americans, Hispanics, and other racial and ethnic minorities
  • and the nature and impact of the use of dissolvable tobacco products on the public health, including such use among children.

Allows the Secretary to notify the public if a tobacco product poses an unreasonable risk of substantial harm to the public health. Requires the Secretary to order a cease in distribution and a recall (after a hearing) of a tobacco product if there is a reasonable probability that it contains a defect not ordinarily contained in tobacco products that would cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.

Requires manufacturers and importers to comply with record keeping and reporting requirements established by the Secretary, such as informing the Secretary of any information that reasonably suggests that a marketed tobacco product may have caused or contributed to a serious unexpected adverse experience.

Prohibits the Secretary from:

  • imposing unduly burdensome requirements
  • or requiring that the identity of any patient or user be disclosed unless required for the medical welfare of an individual, to determine risks to the public health, or to verify information.

Requires the Secretary to have due regard for the ethics of the medical profession. Directs the Secretary to require prompt notification by manufacturers and importers of any corrective action taken or any removal from the market of a tobacco product to reduce a health risk posed by the product or to remedy a violation of this Act that may present such a risk.

Requires premarket approval of all new tobacco products (products not substantially equivalent to an existing tobacco product) commercially marketed after February 15, 2007. Defines "substantially equivalent" as having the same characteristics or having different characteristics but not raising different questions of public health. Sets forth an application process for premarket approval of a new tobacco product, including health information that must be included.

Authorizes the Secretary to:

  • allow, prohibit, or restrict distribution of such a tobacco product
  • and temporarily suspend an application if the probability that continued distribution would cause serious, adverse health consequences or death is greater than that for tobacco products on the market.

Prohibits the sale of any modified risk tobacco product unless an order is issued by the Secretary. Defines a "modified risk tobacco product" as any tobacco product that is sold or distributed for use to reduce harm or the risk of tobacco-related diseases associated with commercially marketed tobacco products, specifically products where:

  • the labeling or advertising represents that the product presents a lower risk of tobacco-related disease or is less harmful than other tobacco products, contains a reduced level of or presents a reduced exposure to a substance, or is free of a substance
  • the labeling or advertising uses descriptors such as "light," "mild," or "low"
  • or the product manufacturer has taken action reasonably expected to result in consumers believing that the product or its smoke presents a lower risk of disease, is less harmful, presents a reduced exposure, or is free of a substance.

Sets forth requirements for filing with the Secretary an application for a modified risk tobacco product.

Directs the Secretary to issue an order that a modified risk tobacco product may be commercially marketed only if the Secretary determines that an applicant has demonstrated that such product, as it is actually used by consumers, will:

  • significantly reduce harm and the risk of tobacco-related disease to individual tobacco users
  • and benefit the health of the population as a whole including users and nonusers of tobacco

Allows the Secretary to issue an order allowing the sale of a tobacco product that may not be commercially marketed as a modified risk tobacco product for five years if certain requirements are met, including that:

  • such order would be appropriate to promote the public health
  • and issuing such an order is expected to benefit the health of the population as a whole

Requires the Secretary to require that advertising and labeling concerning modified risk tobacco products enable the public to understand the information and its significance in the context of total health and in relation to all of the diseases and health-related conditions associated with the use of tobacco products. Directs the Secretary to require that the results of postmarket surveillance and studies on modified risk tobacco products be submitted annually. Sets forth procedures for the withdrawal of an order allowing commercial distribution of a modified risk tobacco product. Prohibits distributors from taking any action that would reasonably be expected to result in consumers believing that a tobacco product or its smoke may present a lower risk of disease or is less harmful than other tobacco products. Sets forth provisions regarding the judicial review of regulations and denied applications for new tobacco products.

Requires the Secretary to require retail establishments for which the predominant business is the sale of tobacco products to comply with advertising restrictions applicable to retail establishments accessible to individuals under the age of 18. Deems any violation of this Act pertaining to advertising to be an unfair or deceptive act or practice under the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Act. Requires the Chairman of FTC to coordinate with the Secretary concerning enforcement of the FTC Act for the advertisement of cigarettes or smokeless tobacco. Requires the Secretary to consult with the Chairman in revising the label statements and requirements for tobacco products under the FTC Act.

Requires the Secretary, acting through the Commissioner of FDA, to promulgate regulations under this Act within two years that require the testing and reporting of tobacco product constituents, ingredients, and additives that the Secretary determines should be tested to protect the public health. Gives the Secretary the authority to conduct or require the testing, reporting, or disclosure of tobacco product constituents. Delays the imposition of such testing regulations on small tobacco product manufacturers. Allows additional such delays under certain circumstances. Sets forth provisions governing testing by such manufacturers.

Declares that this Act does not:

  • prohibit federal agencies, states, political subdivisions, or Indian tribes from enacting additional or more stringent measures, except requirements relating to tobacco product standards, premarket review, adulteration, misbranding, labeling, registration, good manufacturing standards, or modified risk tobacco products
  • prohibit state, tribal, or local taxation of tobacco products
  • and modify or affect the liability of any person under the product liability laws of any state

Requires the Secretary to establish a Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee to provide advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary, including on the effects of altering nicotine yields from tobacco products and whether there is a threshold level below which nicotine yields do not produce dependence on the tobacco product involved. Requires the Secretary to consider:

  • designating products for smoking cessation, including nicotine replacement products, as fast track research and approval products
  • approving the extended use of nicotine replacement products for the treatment of tobacco dependence
  • and evidence for additional indications for such products.

Directs the Secretary to report to Congress on how best to regulate, promote, and encourage the development of innovative products and treatments to better achieve, in a manner that best protects and promotes the public health:

  • total abstinence from tobacco use
  • reductions in consumption of tobacco
  • and reductions in the harm associated with continued tobacco use.

Requires the Secretary to assess a quarterly user fee on manufacturers and importers of tobacco products based on the class of tobacco product and the company market share to pay for the costs of tobacco regulation activities. Requires that FDA funds (excluding user fees) used before October 1, 2009, on such activities be reimbursed.

 

(Sec. 102)

Requires the Secretary to publish a final rule regarding cigarettes and smokeless tobacco that is identical to regulations promulgated by the Secretary on August 28, 1996, that set out restrictions under FFDCA on the sale, distribution, and use of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco that contain nicotine, except for labeling requirements. Sets forth provisions governing the distribution of free samples of cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, or other tobacco products. Limits the effect of specified advisory opinions and prohibits the Secretary and FDA from citing them as binding precedent.

 

(Sec. 103)

Adds tobacco related violations to the list of prohibited acts under FFDCA. Prohibits the charitable distribution of tobacco products. Prohibits making any statement or representation directed to consumers in a label or labeling or through the media or advertising of a tobacco product that either conveys, or misleads or would mislead consumers into believing, that: (1) the product is approved by FDA; (2) FDA deems the product to be safe for use by consumers; (3) the product is endorsed by FDA for use by consumers; or (4) the product is safe or less harmful by virtue of its regulation or inspection by FDA or its compliance with regulatory requirements set by FDA. Allows the Secretary to impose a no-tobacco-sale order at retail outlets for repeated violations of restrictions on the sale of tobacco products. Sets forth civil monetary penalties for violations of FFDCA related to tobacco products Requires the Secretary to submit a report to the relevant committees on: (1) the nature, extent, and destination of U.S. tobacco product exports that do not conform to tobacco product standards established under this Act; (2) the public health implications of such exports; and (3) recommendations or assessments of policy alternatives available to reduce any negative public health impact. Sets forth provisions providing for notice of violations to retailers.

 

(Sec. 104)

Directs the Secretary to convene an expert panel to study the public health implications of raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products.

 

(Sec. 105)

Requires the Secretary to develop an action plan to enforce restrictions on the promotion and advertising of menthol and other cigarettes to youth.

 

(Sec. 106)

Directs the Secretary to report to specified congressional committees on FDA's progress in implementing this Act. Directs the Comptroller General to study and report to such committees on: (1) the adequacy of the authority and resources provided to the Secretary to carry out the goals and purposes of this Act; and (2) any recommendations for strengthening that authority to more effectively protect the public health with respect to the manufacture, marketing, and distribution of tobacco products.

 

Title II:

Tobacco Product Warnings; Constituent and Smoke Constituent Disclosure -

(Sec. 201)

Amends the Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act to prohibit any person from manufacturing, packaging, selling, offering to sell, distributing, or importing for sale or distribution within the United States any cigarettes the packages of which fail to bear specified warning labels. Specifies the location, size, type size, and color of such labeling. Prohibits tobacco product manufacturers, importers, distributors, or retailers to advertise cigarettes within the United States without specified labeling. Specifies the location, size, type size, color, and border of warning labels for different types of advertisements. Directs the Secretary to issue regulations that require color graphics depicting the negative health consequences of smoking to accompany cigarette label statements.

 

(Sec. 202)

Allows the Secretary to alter label requirements to promote greater public understanding of the risks associated with the use of tobacco products.

 

(Sec. 203)

Allows states or localities to impose specific bans or restrictions on the time, place, and manner, but not the content, of the advertising or promotion of any cigarettes.

 

(Sec. 204)

Amends the Comprehensive Smokeless Tobacco Health Education Act of 1986 to apply the same restrictions on labeling and advertising to smokeless tobacco products.

 

(Sec. 206)

Requires the Secretary to determine whether manufacturers should be required to include on the label and advertisements the tar and nicotine yields of the product. Allows the Secretary to require disclosure of the level of constituents in a tobacco product if such disclosures would benefit the public health or increase consumer awareness of the health consequences of the use of tobacco products.

 

Title III:

Prevention of Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products -

(Sec. 301)

Sets forth labeling, inspection, and record keeping requirements to prevent the illicit trade, smuggling, or counterfeiting of tobacco products. Requires a manufacturer or distributor to notify the Attorney General and the Secretary of the Treasury promptly of any knowledge that reasonably supports the conclusion that a tobacco product manufactured or distributed has left its control and may be or has been: (1) imported, exported, distributed, or sold without paying duties or taxes; or (2) diverted for possible illicit marketing.

 

(Sec. 302)

Requires the Comptroller General to conduct a study to collect data on cross-border trades and advertising in tobacco products and the health effects resulting from such trades and to make recommendations on monitoring such trades and preventing or eliminating such advertising.


Division B: Federal Retirement Reform Act - Federal Retirement Reform Act of 2009

Title I:

Provisions Relating to Federal Employees Retirement -

(Sec. 101)

Thrift Savings Plan Enhancement Act of 2009 - Requires the Executive Director of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board to provide for: (1) automatic enrollment in the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) at a specified default percentage (between 2% and 5%) of basic pay of anyone appointed, transferred, or reappointed to a position in which that individual is eligible to contribute to TSP; and (2) the inclusion in TSP of a qualified Roth contribution program.

 

(Sec. 104)

Authorizes the Board to include a mutual fund window under TSP, if such window would be in the best interest of participants.

 

(Sec. 105)

Sets forth reporting requirements related to the operation of TSP.

 

(Sec. 106)

Requires any participant who elects to invest in any investment fund or option other than the G Fund to sign an acknowledgment that the participant is not protected by the government against any loss on such investments and that a return on such investment is not guaranteed by the government. Provides that a fiduciary shall not be liable and no civil action may be brought against a fiduciary for: (1) providing for the automatic enrollment of a participant; (2) enrolling a participant in a default investment fund; or (3) allowing a participant to invest through the mutual fund window or establishing restrictions applicable to a participant's ability to invest through such a window.

 

(Sec. 107)

Gives the Executive Director authority to issue subpoenas to obtain materials.

 

(Sec. 108)

Revises provisions regarding the legal proceedings to which TSP funds are subject.

 

(Sec. 109)

Sets forth terms under which a surviving spouse may maintain the portion of a TSP account to which he or she is entitled.

 

(Sec. 110)

Directs the Secretary of Defense to report to Congress on the cost, and the effect on recruitment and retention, of providing a matching payment for TSP contributions by members of the Armed Forces.


Title II:

Special Survivor Indemnity Allowance for Surviving Spouses of Armed Forces Members -

(Sec. 201)

Increases the monthly special survivor indemnity allowance paid to surviving spouses of members of the uniformed services who have had their survivor benefit plan annuity reduced due to dependency and indemnity compensation payments.

Votes

Title : To protect the public health by providing the Food and Drug Administration with certain authority to regulate tobacco products, to amend title 5, United States Code, to make certain modifications in the Thrift Savings Plan, the Civil Service Retirement System, and the Federal Employees' Retirement System, and for other purposes.
Votes in the US Senate
Roll NumberVote DateQuestionDescriptionVote Result
2062009-06-10On the Cloture MotionMotion to Invoke Cloture on H.R. 1256; Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control ActA
2072009-06-11On Passage of the BillH.R. 1256 As Amended; Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control ActP
2052009-06-09On the Amendment S.Amdt. 1246Burr Amdt. No. 1246; In the nature of a substitute.R
2042009-06-08On the Cloture Motion S.Amdt. 1247Motion to Invoke Cloture on Amdt. 1247 ; In the nature of a substitute.A
2032009-06-02On the Cloture MotionMotion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 1256; Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control ActA
Votes in the US House
Roll NumberVote DateQuestionDescriptionVote Result
1872009-04-02On Passage Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control ActP
1862009-04-02On Motion to Recommit with Instructions Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control ActF
1852009-04-02On Agreeing to the Amendment Buyer of Indiana Substitute AmendmentF
3352009-06-12On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control ActP

Sponsors

 
Congressional Sponsors of H R 1256
 
Bill Number : H R 1256

Title : To protect the public health by providing the Food and Drug Administration with certain authority to regulate tobacco products, to amend title 5, United States Code, to make certain modifications in the Thrift Savings Plan, the Civil Service Retirement System, and the Federal Employees' Retirement System, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep Waxman, Henry A. [CA-30] (introduced 3/3/2009)      

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    Rep Abercrombie, Neil [HI-1] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Ackerman, Gary L. [NY-5] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Altmire, Jason [PA-4] - 3/16/2009

    Rep Andrews, Robert E. [NJ-1] - 3/16/2009

    Rep Arcuri, Michael A. [NY-24] - 3/10/2009

    Rep Baldwin, Tammy [WI-2] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Barrow, John [GA-12] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Berry, Marion [AR-1] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Bilbray, Brian P. [CA-50] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [GA-2] - 3/10/2009

    Rep Bishop, Timothy H. [NY-1] - 3/17/2009

    Rep Blumenauer, Earl [OR-3] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Bono Mack, Mary [CA-45] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Bordallo, Madeleine Z. [GU] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Boswell, Leonard L. [IA-3] - 3/16/2009

    Rep Boucher, Rick [VA-9] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Brady, Robert A. [PA-1] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Braley, Bruce L. [IA-1] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Capps, Lois [CA-23] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Carnahan, Russ [MO-3] - 3/26/2009

    Rep Carney, Christopher P. [PA-10] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Carson, Andre [IN-7] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Castle, Michael N. [DE] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Castor, Kathy [FL-11] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Christensen, Donna M. [VI] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Cleaver, Emanuel [MO-5] - 3/10/2009

    Rep Cohen, Steve [TN-9] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Connolly, Gerald E. "Gerry" [VA-11] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-14] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Costa, Jim [CA-20] - 3/10/2009

    Rep Costello, Jerry F. [IL-12] - 3/16/2009

    Rep Courtney, Joe [CT-2] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Cummings, Elijah E. [MD-7] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Dahlkemper, Kathleen A. [PA-3] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Davis, Danny K. [IL-7] - 3/16/2009

    Rep Davis, Susan A. [CA-53] - 3/3/2009

    Rep DeFazio, Peter A. [OR-4] - 3/3/2009

    Rep DeGette, Diana [CO-1] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Delahunt, William D. [MA-10] - 3/3/2009

    Rep DeLauro, Rosa L. [CT-3] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Dent, Charles W. [PA-15] - 3/6/2009

    Rep Dicks, Norman D. [WA-6] - 3/18/2009

    Rep Dingell, John D. [MI-15] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Doyle, Michael F. [PA-14] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Edwards, Chet [TX-17] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Ellison, Keith [MN-5] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Emerson, Jo Ann [MO-8] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Engel, Eliot L. [NY-17] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Eshoo, Anna G. [CA-14] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Faleomavaega, Eni F.H. [AS] - 3/16/2009

    Rep Farr, Sam [CA-17] - 3/24/2009

    Rep Fattah, Chaka [PA-2] - 3/16/2009

    Rep Filner, Bob [CA-51] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Frank, Barney [MA-4] - 3/10/2009

    Rep Frelinghuysen, Rodney P. [NJ-11] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Gerlach, Jim [PA-6] - 3/16/2009

    Rep Giffords, Gabrielle [AZ-8] - 3/10/2009

    Rep Gonzalez, Charles A. [TX-20] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Green, Gene [TX-29] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-7] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Gutierrez, Luis V. [IL-4] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Hall, John J. [NY-19] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Hare, Phil [IL-17] - 3/10/2009

    Rep Harman, Jane [CA-36] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Heinrich, Martin [NM-1] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Higgins, Brian [NY-27] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Himes, James A. [CT-4] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Hinchey, Maurice D. [NY-22] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Hirono, Mazie K. [HI-2] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Hodes, Paul W. [NH-2] - 3/16/2009

    Rep Holden, Tim [PA-17] - 3/26/2009

    Rep Holt, Rush D. [NJ-12] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Honda, Michael M. [CA-15] - 3/10/2009

    Rep Inslee, Jay [WA-1] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Israel, Steve [NY-2] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Jackson, Jesse L., Jr. [IL-2] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Jackson-Lee, Sheila [TX-18] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [GA-4] - 3/16/2009

    Rep Kagen, Steve [WI-8] - 3/16/2009

    Rep Kennedy, Patrick J. [RI-1] - 3/10/2009

    Rep Kildee, Dale E. [MI-5] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Kilroy, Mary Jo [OH-15] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Kind, Ron [WI-3] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Kirk, Mark Steven [IL-10] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Klein, Ron [FL-22] - 3/23/2009

    Rep Kucinich, Dennis J. [OH-10] - 3/18/2009

    Rep Lance, Leonard [NJ-7] - 3/10/2009

    Rep Langevin, James R. [RI-2] - 3/17/2009

    Rep Larsen, Rick [WA-2] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Larson, John B. [CT-1] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-9] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Levin, Sander M. [MI-12] - 3/16/2009

    Rep Lewis, John [GA-5] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Lipinski, Daniel [IL-3] - 3/3/2009

    Rep LoBiondo, Frank A. [NJ-2] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Loebsack, David [IA-2] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Lofgren, Zoe [CA-16] - 3/10/2009

    Rep Lowey, Nita M. [NY-18] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Lujan, Ben Ray [NM-3] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Lynch, Stephen F. [MA-9] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Maffei, Daniel B. [NY-25] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Maloney, Carolyn B. [NY-14] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Markey, Betsy [CO-4] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Markey, Edward J. [MA-7] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Marshall, Jim [GA-8] - 3/10/2009

    Rep Massa, Eric J. J. [NY-29] - 3/25/2009

    Rep Matheson, Jim [UT-2] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Matsui, Doris O. [CA-5] - 3/3/2009

    Rep McCarthy, Carolyn [NY-4] - 3/3/2009

    Rep McCollum, Betty [MN-4] - 3/3/2009

    Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7] - 3/3/2009

    Rep McGovern, James P. [MA-3] - 3/3/2009

    Rep McMahon, Michael E. [NY-13] - 3/3/2009

    Rep McNerney, Jerry [CA-11] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Meeks, Gregory W. [NY-6] - 3/10/2009

    Rep Michaud, Michael H. [ME-2] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Miller, Candice S. [MI-10] - 3/19/2009

    Rep Miller, George [CA-7] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Mitchell, Harry E. [AZ-5] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Moore, Dennis [KS-3] - 3/16/2009

    Rep Moore, Gwen [WI-4] - 3/23/2009

    Rep Moran, James P. [VA-8] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Murphy, Christopher S. [CT-5] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Murtha, John P. [PA-12] - 3/16/2009

    Rep Nadler, Jerrold [NY-8] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Napolitano, Grace F. [CA-38] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [DC] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Oberstar, James L. [MN-8] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Olver, John W. [MA-1] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Pallone, Frank, Jr. [NJ-6] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [NJ-8] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Payne, Donald M. [NJ-10] - 3/16/2009

    Rep Peters, Gary C. [MI-9] - 3/23/2009

    Rep Pingree, Chellie [ME-1] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Platts, Todd Russell [PA-19] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Polis, Jared [CO-2] - 3/10/2009

    Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-15] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Reichert, David G. [WA-8] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Reyes, Silvestre [TX-16] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Ross, Mike [AR-4] - 3/10/2009

    Rep Rothman, Steven R. [NJ-9] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Roybal-Allard, Lucille [CA-34] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [MD-2] - 3/23/2009

    Rep Rush, Bobby L. [IL-1] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Ryan, Tim [OH-17] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Sanchez, Linda T. [CA-39] - 3/24/2009

    Rep Sanchez, Loretta [CA-47] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Sarbanes, John P. [MD-3] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Schakowsky, Janice D. [IL-9] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Schiff, Adam B. [CA-29] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Schwartz, Allyson Y. [PA-13] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [VA-3] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Serrano, Jose E. [NY-16] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Sestak, Joe [PA-7] - 3/25/2009

    Rep Shea-Porter, Carol [NH-1] - 3/10/2009

    Rep Sherman, Brad [CA-27] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [NY-28] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Smith, Adam [WA-9] - 3/16/2009

    Rep Smith, Christopher H. [NJ-4] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Snyder, Vic [AR-2] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Stark, Fortney Pete [CA-13] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Sutton, Betty [OH-13] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Tauscher, Ellen O. [CA-10] - 3/10/2009

    Rep Thompson, Mike [CA-1] - 3/24/2009

    Rep Tiberi, Patrick J. [OH-12] - 3/10/2009

    Rep Tierney, John F. [MA-6] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Tonko, Paul D. [NY-21] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Towns, Edolphus [NY-10] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Van Hollen, Chris [MD-8] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Walz, Timothy J. [MN-1] - 3/16/2009

    Rep Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [FL-20] - 3/16/2009

    Rep Watson, Diane E. [CA-33] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Weiner, Anthony D. [NY-9] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Welch, Peter [VT] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Wexler, Robert [FL-19] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Woolsey, Lynn C. [CA-6] - 3/16/2009

    Rep Wu, David [OR-1] - 3/3/2009

    Rep Yarmuth, John A. [KY-3] - 3/3/2009

Other Info

Bill Number : H R 1256

Title : To protect the public health by providing the Food and Drug Administration with certain authority to regulate tobacco products, to amend title 5, United States Code, to make certain modifications in the Thrift Savings Plan, the Civil Service Retirement System, and the Federal Employees' Retirement System, and for other purposes.

 
MAJOR ACTIONS:
 
3/3/2009 Introduced in House
 
3/26/2009 Reported by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 111-58, Part I.
 
3/26/2009 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Oversight and Government. H. Rept. 111-58, Part II.
 
4/2/2009 Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by recorded vote: 298 - 112 (Roll no. 187).
 
4/20/2009 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 47.

 
ALL ACTIONS:
 
3/3/2009:Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
 
3/3/2009:Referred to House Energy and Commerce
 
3/3/2009:Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
 
3/4/2009:Subcommittee on Health Discharged.
 
3/4/2009:Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
 
3/4/2009:Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 39 - 13.
 
3/3/2009:Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform
 
3/18/2009:Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
 
3/18/2009:Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
 
3/26/2009 4:45pm:Reported by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 111-58, Part I.
 
3/26/2009 4:46pm:Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Oversight and Government. H. Rept. 111-58, Part II.
 
3/26/2009 4:47pm:Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 24.
 
3/31/2009 6:49pm:Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 307 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1256 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. A specified amendment is in order. Upon the adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the House the bill H.R. 1256. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. The amendment printed in part A of the report shall be considered as adopted.
 
4/1/2009 7:25pm:Rule H. Res. 307 passed House.
 
4/1/2009 7:26pm:Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 307. (consideration: CR H4318-4368; text of measure as reported in House: CR H4318-4338)
 
4/1/2009 7:26pm:Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1256 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. A specified amendment is in order. Upon the adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the House the bill H.R. 1256. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. The amendment printed in part A of the report shall be considered as adopted.
 
4/1/2009 7:27pm:DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 1256.
 
4/1/2009 8:13pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions on H.Res. 307, the House proceeded with 30 minutes of debate on the Buyer amendment in the nature of a substitute.
 
4/1/2009 8:44pm:POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Buyer amendment in the nature of a substitute, the Chair postponed further proceedings on H.R. 1256 until a time to be announced.
 
4/2/2009 11:16am:Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H4412-4415)
 
4/2/2009 11:33am:Mr. Rogers (MI) moved to recommit with instructions to Energy and Commerce. (consideration: CR H4413-4414; text: CR H4413)
 
4/2/2009 11:33am:DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rogers (MI) motion to recommit with instructions. The insutructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment prohibiting certain uses of funds.
 
4/2/2009 11:43am:The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H4414)
 
4/2/2009 12:01pm:On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 169 - 256 (Roll no. 186).
 
4/2/2009 12:07pm:On passage Passed by recorded vote: 298 - 112 (Roll no. 187).
 
4/2/2009 12:07pm:Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
 
4/2/2009:Received in the Senate.
 
4/3/2009:Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
 
4/20/2009:Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 47.