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HR 339 - Food Industry Obesity Lawsuits (Cheeseburger Bill) - Key Vote

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Eliot Engel voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Placed on Calendar (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (275-139) - (Key vote)

Title: Food Industry Obesity Lawsuits (Cheeseburger Bill)

Vote Result
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Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that would prohibit lawsuits against food companies based on allegations concerning weight gain or obesity claims.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits lawsuits against manufacturers, sellers, or trade associations of food products in federal or state courts in regards to injury caused by a person's consumption and weight gain, or any associated health issue, except in cases where there is a violation of previously established laws or acts governing food products (Secs. 3-4).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Food Industry Obesity Lawsuits (Cheeseburger Bill)

Sponsors

  • Richard Keller (FL - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • W. Todd Akin (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Spencer T. Bachus (AL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard Hugh Baker (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Cass Ballenger (NC - ) (Out Of Office)
  • J. Gresham Barrett (SC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bob Beauprez (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Shelley Berkley (NV - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Judy Biggert (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael 'Mike' Bilirakis (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Roy Blunt (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John A. Boehner (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Henry Bonilla (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jeb E. Bradley (NH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Virginia 'Ginny' Brown-Waite (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Max Burns (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Chris Cannon (UT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Shelley Moore Capito (WV - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Dennis A. Cardoza (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Chris Chocola (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Christopher Cox (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ander Crenshaw (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Barbara L. Cubin (WY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jo Ann S. Davis (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas Dale 'Tom' DeLay (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James W. 'Jim' DeMint (SC - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Mario Diaz-Balart (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John T. Doolittle (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jo Ann Emerson (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Terry Everett (AL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Tom Feeney (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael 'Mike' Ferguson (NJ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark Foley (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James Randy Forbes (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Harold Ford Jr. (TN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Elton W. Gallegly (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Scott Garrett (NJ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Virgil H. Goode Jr. (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Porter J. Goss (FL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark A. Green (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James C. 'Jim' Greenwood (PA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Ralph Moody Hall (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Katherine Harris (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Melissa A. Hart (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard 'Doc' Hastings (WA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Walter 'Wally' Herger Jr. (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David Lee 'Dave' Hobson (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Peter 'Pete' Hoekstra (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John H. 'Johnny' Isakson (GA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • William J. 'Bill' Janklow (SD - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Christopher 'Chris' John (LA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark R. Kennedy (MN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark Steven Kirk (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John P. Kline (MN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph K. 'Joe' Knollenberg (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ray H. LaHood (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ron Lewis (KY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Kenneth R. 'Ken' Lucas (KY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Scott McInnis (CO - ) (Out Of Office)
  • John L. Mica (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jefferson B. 'Jeff' Miller (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Marilyn N. Musgrave (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • George R. Nethercutt Jr. (WA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert William 'Bob' Ney (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Anne Meagher Northup (KY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas William 'Tom' Osborne (NE - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Clement Leroy 'Butch' Otter (ID - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael G. Oxley (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Stevan Edward 'Steve' Pearce (NM - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike Pence (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas E. 'Tom' Petri (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph R. 'Joe' Pitts (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Todd Russell Platts (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Deborah D. Pryce (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Adam H. Putnam (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard 'Rick' Renzi (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike Rogers (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • H. James 'Jim' Saxton (NJ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Edward L. 'Ed' Schrock (VA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • E. Clay Shaw Jr. (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert Ruhl 'Rob' Simmons (CT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark Edward Souder (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Clifford Bundy 'Cliff' Stearns (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles W. 'Charlie' Stenholm (TX - ) (Out Of Office)
  • John A. Sullivan (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Tom Gerald Tancredo (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Lee R. Terry (NE - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Todd Tiahrt (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Patrick J. 'Pat' Toomey (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Edolphus 'Ed' Towns (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • David B. Vitter (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Zach Wamp (TN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David Weldon (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles William 'Bill' Young (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
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