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Titles (4)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2015

Short Titles as Reported to House

Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2015

Short Titles as Introduced

Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2015

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to improve and clarify certain disclosure requirements for restaurants and similar retail food establishments, and to amend the authority to bring proceedings under section 403A.


Actions Overview (3)

Date Actions Overview
02/12/2016Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 266 - 144, 1 Present (Roll no. 81).
02/02/2016Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 114-413.
04/23/2015Introduced in House

All Actions (33)

Date Chamber All Actions
02/22/2016SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
02/12/2016-11:42amHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
02/12/2016-11:42amHouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 266 - 144, 1 Present (Roll no. 81).
02/12/2016-11:35amHouseThe 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 amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR H795-796)
02/12/2016-11:34amHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H801)
02/12/2016-11:34amHouseThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2017.
02/12/2016-11:33amHouseH.Amdt.943 On agreeing to the Schrader amendment (A002) Failed by recorded vote: 148 - 258, 1 Present (Roll no. 80).
02/12/2016-11:29amHouseH.Amdt.942 On agreeing to the McMorris Rodgers amendment (A001) Agreed to by recorded vote: 309 - 100, 1 Present (Roll no. 79).
02/12/2016-11:06amHouseUNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
02/12/2016-11:05amHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Schrader amendment No. 3, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Schrader demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
02/12/2016-10:54amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 611, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schrader amendment No. 3.
02/12/2016-10:54amHouseH.Amdt.943 Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Schrader. (consideration: CR H798-799, H800-801; text: CR H798)
02/12/2016-10:54amHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the McMorris Rodgers amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Schakowsky demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
02/12/2016-10:42amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 611, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McMorris Rodgers amendment No. 1.
02/12/2016-10:42amHouseH.Amdt.942 Amendment (A001) offered by Mrs. McMorris Rodgers. (consideration: CR H796-798, H800; text: CR H796)
02/12/2016-9:54amHouseGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2017.
02/12/2016-9:54amHouseThe Speaker designated the Honorable Garret Graves to act as Chairman of the Committee.
02/12/2016-9:54amHouseHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 611 and Rule XVIII.
02/12/2016-9:52amHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 2017 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. Specified amendments are in order.
02/12/2016-9:52amHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 611. (consideration: CR H789-802)
02/11/2016-4:56pmHouseRule H. Res. 611 passed House.
02/10/2016-5:06pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 611 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2017 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. Specified amendments are in order.
02/02/2016HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 315.
02/02/2016HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 114-413.
11/18/2015HouseOrdered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 36 - 12.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
11/18/2015HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
11/17/2015HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
11/04/2015HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .
Action By: House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health
11/04/2015HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health
11/03/2015HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health
04/24/2015HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
04/23/2015HouseReferred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
04/23/2015HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (99)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Sanchez, Loretta [D-CA-46]* 04/23/2015
Rep. Womack, Steve [R-AR-3] 04/28/2015
Rep. Ellmers, Renee L. [R-NC-2] 04/28/2015
Rep. Upton, Fred [R-MI-6] 05/12/2015
Rep. Jordan, Jim [R-OH-4] 05/12/2015
Rep. Grothman, Glenn [R-WI-6] 05/12/2015
Rep. Crawford, Eric A. "Rick" [R-AR-1] 05/12/2015
Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2] 05/12/2015
Rep. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND-At Large] 05/12/2015
Rep. Bishop, Rob [R-UT-1] 05/12/2015
Rep. Graves, Sam [R-MO-6] 05/12/2015
Rep. Moolenaar, John R. [R-MI-4] 05/12/2015
Rep. Ribble, Reid J. [R-WI-8] 05/14/2015
Rep. Guthrie, Brett [R-KY-2] 05/14/2015
Rep. Mooney, Alexander X. [R-WV-2] 05/14/2015
Rep. Holding, George [R-NC-13] 05/19/2015
Rep. Walters, Mimi [R-CA-45] 05/19/2015
Rep. Sanford, Mark [R-SC-1] 05/19/2015
Rep. Hinojosa, Ruben [D-TX-15] 05/19/2015
Rep. Scalise, Steve [R-LA-1] 05/19/2015
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] 05/19/2015
Rep. Lance, Leonard [R-NJ-7] 05/19/2015
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8] 05/21/2015
Rep. Barletta, Lou [R-PA-11] 05/21/2015
Rep. Newhouse, Dan [R-WA-4] 06/02/2015
Rep. Whitfield, Ed [R-KY-1] 06/02/2015
Rep. Brooks, Susan W. [R-IN-5] 06/03/2015
Rep. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN-7] 06/03/2015
Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4] 06/03/2015
Rep. Coffman, Mike [R-CO-6] 06/03/2015
Rep. Guinta, Frank C. [R-NH-1] 06/03/2015
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] 06/03/2015
Rep. Posey, Bill [R-FL-8] 06/03/2015
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3] 06/03/2015
Rep. Hanna, Richard L. [R-NY-22] 06/03/2015
Rep. Ross, Dennis A. [R-FL-15] 06/03/2015
Rep. Murphy, Tim [R-PA-18] 06/03/2015
Rep. Luetkemeyer, Blaine [R-MO-3] 06/03/2015
Rep. Barton, Joe [R-TX-6] 06/11/2015
Rep. Westerman, Bruce [R-AR-4] 06/11/2015
Rep. Wenstrup, Brad R. [R-OH-2] 06/11/2015
Rep. Barr, Andy [R-KY-6] 06/11/2015
Rep. Mullin, Markwayne [R-OK-2] 06/11/2015
Rep. Collins, Chris [R-NY-27] 06/11/2015
Rep. Collins, Doug [R-GA-9] 06/11/2015
Rep. Walberg, Tim [R-MI-7] 06/11/2015
Rep. Rogers, Harold [R-KY-5] 06/11/2015
Rep. Miller, Jeff [R-FL-1] 06/11/2015
Rep. Lucas, Frank D. [R-OK-3] 06/15/2015
Rep. Stefanik, Elise M. [R-NY-21] 06/15/2015
Rep. Stivers, Steve [R-OH-15] 06/17/2015
Rep. Cook, Paul [R-CA-8] 06/17/2015
Rep. Shimkus, John [R-IL-15] 07/09/2015
Rep. Walz, Timothy J. [D-MN-1] 07/13/2015
Rep. Mulvaney, Mick [R-SC-5] 07/13/2015
Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5] 07/13/2015
Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1] 07/15/2015
Rep. Benishek, Dan [R-MI-1] 07/15/2015
Rep. Hartzler, Vicky [R-MO-4] 07/15/2015
Rep. Blum, Rod [R-IA-1] 07/22/2015
Rep. Huelskamp, Tim [R-KS-1] 07/22/2015
Rep. Walorski, Jackie [R-IN-2] 07/22/2015
Rep. Amodei, Mark E. [R-NV-2] 07/22/2015
Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1] 07/27/2015
Rep. Rouzer, David [R-NC-7] 07/27/2015
Rep. Bridenstine, Jim [R-OK-1] 07/27/2015
Rep. Joyce, David P. [R-OH-14] 07/27/2015
Rep. Rokita, Todd [R-IN-4] 07/28/2015
Rep. Simpson, Michael K. [R-ID-2] 07/28/2015
Rep. Lummis, Cynthia M. [R-WY-At Large] 07/29/2015
Rep. Shuster, Bill [R-PA-9] 07/29/2015
Rep. Westmoreland, Lynn A. [R-GA-3] 07/29/2015
Rep. Fitzpatrick, Michael G. [R-PA-8] 07/29/2015
Rep. Harris, Andy [R-MD-1] 07/29/2015
Rep. Bucshon, Larry [R-IN-8] 07/29/2015
Rep. Gibbs, Bob [R-OH-7] 07/29/2015
Rep. Cuellar, Henry [D-TX-28] 07/29/2015
Rep. Harper, Gregg [R-MS-3] 09/08/2015
Rep. Miller, Candice S. [R-MI-10] 09/08/2015
Rep. Duncan, John J., Jr. [R-TN-2] 09/18/2015
Rep. Griffith, H. Morgan [R-VA-9] 09/18/2015
Rep. Hudson, Richard [R-NC-8] 09/18/2015
Rep. Pompeo, Mike [R-KS-4] 09/28/2015
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] 10/07/2015
Rep. Rothfus, Keith J. [R-PA-12] 10/08/2015
Rep. Valadao, David G. [R-CA-21] 10/08/2015
Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29] 10/23/2015
Rep. Duncan, Jeff [R-SC-3] 10/26/2015
Rep. Poe, Ted [R-TX-2] 10/26/2015
Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-12] 10/29/2015
Rep. Pearce, Stevan [R-NM-2] 10/29/2015
Rep. Kinzinger, Adam [R-IL-16] 11/03/2015
Rep. McKinley, David B. [R-WV-1] 11/03/2015
Rep. Rooney, Thomas J. [R-FL-17] 11/16/2015
Rep. Jenkins, Lynn [R-KS-2] 11/17/2015
Rep. Young, David [R-IA-3] 11/17/2015
Rep. Allen, Rick W. [R-GA-12] 11/18/2015
Rep. Brooks, Mo [R-AL-5] 12/15/2015
Rep. Dent, Charles W. [R-PA-15] 12/18/2015

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce04/23/2015 Referred to
11/18/2015 Markup by
02/02/2016 Reported by H. Rept. 114-413
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health04/24/2015 Referred to
11/04/2015 Markup by
11/04/2015 Reported by
Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions02/22/2016 Referred to

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Subjects (7)


Latest Summary (3)

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Passed House amended (02/12/2016)

Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2015

(Sec. 2) This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to revise the nutritional information that chain restaurants and retail food establishments must disclose. The nutrient content disclosure statement on the menu or menu board must include: (1) the number of calories contained in the whole menu item; (2) the number of servings and number of calories per serving; or (3) the number of calories per common unit of the item, such as for a multi-serving item that is typically divided before presentation to the consumer. Nutritional information may be provided solely by a remote-access menu (e.g., an Internet menu) for food establishments where the majority of orders are placed by customers who are off premises.

Establishments with self-serve food may comply with the requirements for restaurants or place signs with nutritional information adjacent to each food item.

Reasonable variations in the actual nutrient content of items are permissible, including variations in serving size or ingredients or variations due to inadvertent human error.

Establishments with standard menu items that come in different flavors, varieties, or combinations, that are listed as a single menu item can determine and disclose nutritional information using specified methods or methods allowed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Regulations pursuant to this Act cannot take effect earlier than two years after final regulations are promulgated.

The FDA must give establishments in violation of nutritional labeling requirements 90 days to correct violations.

The FDA may no longer allow states or localities to vary from federal nutritional labeling requirements for chain restaurants.

(Sec. 3) Restaurants and retail food establishments are not liable in a civil action for claims regarding federal or state nutritional labeling requirements unless the action is brought by the United States or a state.