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HR 554 - Food Industry Obesity Lawsuits - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Anna Eshoo voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Placed on Calendar (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (306-120) - (Key vote)

Title: Food Industry Obesity Lawsuits

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits lawsuits against anyone engaged in the food industry on claims that the food caused obesity or weight gain to the plaintiff.

Highlights:
  • Exempts from lawsuits anyone who manufactures, markets, distributes, advertises, or sells a qualified product in the food industry or trade association (Sec. 3).
  • Prohibits such lawsuits in this act in federal or state courts (Sec. 3).
  • Dismisses any pending civil liability covered in this act upon this bill's enactment (Sec. 3).
  • Maintains an individual's right to bring a lawsuit to court for a known violation of state or federal statues for false marketing, advertising or labeling of food of which the plaintiff's relied on such information led to injury, obesity or weight gain (Sec. 4).
  • Specifies that any permitted lawsuits must clearly state which specific federal or state statutes were allegedly violated as well as the facts that allegedly caused the injury (Sec. 4).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Food Industry Obesity Lawsuits

Sponsors

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

Co-sponsors

  • W. Todd Akin (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Rodney M. Alexander (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Spencer T. Bachus (AL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard Hugh Baker (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Shelley Berkley (NV - D) (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)
  • Charles W. Boustany Jr. (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jeb E. Bradley (NH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Henry E. Brown Jr. (SC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Virginia 'Ginny' Brown-Waite (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Chris Cannon (UT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John Howard Coble (NC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Christopher Cox (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Barbara L. Cubin (WY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jo Ann S. Davis (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Geoff Davis (KY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas Dale 'Tom' DeLay (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jo Ann Emerson (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Terry Everett (AL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark Foley (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Luis Guillermo Fortuño (PR - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Scott Garrett (NJ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Wayne T. Gilchrest (MD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul E. Gillmor (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Phil Gingrey (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark A. Green (WI - R) (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)
  • Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (SD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Peter 'Pete' Hoekstra (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Piyush Amrit 'Bobby' Jindal (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark R. Kennedy (MN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jack Kingston (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark Steven Kirk (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John P. Kline (MN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Daniel E. 'Dan' Lungren (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Connie Mack IV (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thaddeus G. 'Thad' McCotter (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John M. McHugh (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jefferson B. 'Jeff' Miller (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Candice S. Miller (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert William 'Bob' Ney (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Anne Meagher Northup (KY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles W. 'Charlie' Norwood Jr. (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Clement Leroy 'Butch' Otter (ID - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike Pence (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John E. Peterson (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas E. 'Tom' Petri (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas E. 'Tom' Price (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Deborah D. Pryce (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ralph S. Regula (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • H. James 'Jim' Saxton (NJ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • E. Clay Shaw Jr. (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike Sodrel (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark Edward Souder (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Clifford Bundy 'Cliff' Stearns (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Lee R. Terry (NE - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Edolphus 'Ed' Towns (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lynn A. Westmoreland (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Heather A. Wilson (NM - R) (Out Of Office)
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