H.R.1599: Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015

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106 (15 Democrats, 91 Republicans)

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Bill Summary

Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 TITLE I--FOOD SAFETY AFFIRMATION FOR CERTAIN PLANT PRODUCTS Subtitle A--Food and Drug Administration (Sec. 101) This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to continue the voluntary consultation process established under the FDA’s "Statement of Policy: Foods Derived from New Plant Varieties." In that process, the FDA evaluates a...

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Bill Actions

Date Description
July 24, 2015
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
July 23, 2015
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
July 23, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 369, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pingree amendment No. 4.
July 23, 2015
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the DeLauro amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. DeLauro demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
July 23, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 369, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeLauro amendment No. 3.
July 23, 2015
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Huffman amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Huffman demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
July 23, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 369, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Huffman amendment No. 2.
July 23, 2015
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the DeFazio amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. DeFazio demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
July 23, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 369, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeFazio amendment No. 1.
July 23, 2015
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1599.
July 23, 2015
The Speaker designated the Honorable Michael K. Simpson to act as Chairman of the Committee.
July 23, 2015
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 369 and Rule XVIII.
July 23, 2015
Resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 1599 and H.R. 1734.
July 23, 2015
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 369. (consideration: CR H5416-5439)
July 23, 2015
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
July 23, 2015

On passage Passed by recorded vote: 275 - 150 (Roll no. 462).

July 23, 2015
The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union. (text of measure in the nature of a substitute: CR H5426-5430)
July 23, 2015
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H5438)
July 23, 2015
The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1599.
July 21, 2015
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 369 Reported to House. Resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 1599 and H.R. 1734.
July 21, 2015
Supplemental report filed by the Committee on Agriculture, H. Rept. 114-208, Part II.
July 21, 2015
Mr. Conaway asked unanimous consent that the Committee on Agriculture be authorized to file a supplemental report on H.R. 1599. Agreed to without objection.
July 16, 2015
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Agriculture. H. Rept. 114-208, Part I.
July 14, 2015
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
July 14, 2015
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 8, 2015
Referred to the Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research.
March 27, 2015
Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
March 25, 2015
Referred to House Agriculture
March 25, 2015
Referred to House Energy and Commerce
March 25, 2015

Introduced in the House by Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.)

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