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Titles (6)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Protecting American Lungs and Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2020

Short Title(s) as Reported to House

Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2019

Short Title(s) as Reported to House for portions of this bill
  • NO VAPE Act of 2019
  • Nicotine or Vaping Access Protection and Enforcement Act of 2019

Short Title(s) as Introduced

Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2019

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the sale and marketing of tobacco products, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (3)

Date Actions Overview
02/28/2020Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 213 - 195 (Roll no. 78).
02/21/2020Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 116-402.
04/18/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (27)

Date Chamber All Actions
03/02/2020SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
02/28/2020-12:10pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
02/28/2020-12:10pmHouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 213 - 195 (Roll no. 78). (text: CR H1257-1262)
02/28/2020-12:03pmHouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 187 - 220 (Roll no. 77).
02/28/2020-11:56amHouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
02/28/2020-11:43amHouseFloor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Walden motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to insert a new title at the end of the bill, "Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection."
02/28/2020-11:43amHouseMr. Walden moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. (text: CR H1286-1287)
02/28/2020-11:42amHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H1286-1289)
02/28/2020-11:11amHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - Pursuant to clause 1(c) of Rule XIX, further proceedings on H.R. 2339 were postponed.
02/28/2020-11:11amHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
02/28/2020-9:21amHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with 90 minutes of debate on H.R. 2339.
02/28/2020-9:19amHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 2339 with 1 hour and 30 minutes of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed.
02/28/2020-9:19amHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 866. (consideration: CR H1257-1286)
02/27/2020-2:45pmHouseRule H. Res. 866 passed House.
02/26/2020-6:45pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 866 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2339 with 1 hour and 30 minutes of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed.
02/21/2020HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 324.
02/21/2020HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 116-402.
11/19/2019HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 28 - 24.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
11/19/2019HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
11/13/2019HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .
Action By: House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health
11/13/2019HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health
10/16/2019HouseSubcommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health
04/19/2019HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
04/18/2019HouseReferred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
04/18/2019HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (126)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Shalala, Donna E. [D-FL-27]* 04/18/2019
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 04/25/2019
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13] 04/25/2019
Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3] 04/25/2019
Rep. Underwood, Lauren [D-IL-14] 05/02/2019
Rep. Blunt Rochester, Lisa [D-DE-At Large] 05/14/2019
Rep. Mucarsel-Powell, Debbie [D-FL-26] 05/14/2019
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] 05/30/2019
Rep. Neguse, Joe [D-CO-2] 05/30/2019
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5] 06/12/2019
Rep. Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3] 06/12/2019
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13] 06/12/2019
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8] 06/12/2019
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20] 06/12/2019
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 06/12/2019
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16] 06/20/2019
Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7] 06/20/2019
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4] 06/20/2019
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1] 06/28/2019
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23] 06/28/2019
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2] 06/28/2019
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7] 07/09/2019
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 07/09/2019
Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33] 07/09/2019
Rep. Craig, Angie [D-MN-2] 07/25/2019
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-2] 07/25/2019
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-17] 08/06/2019
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] 08/09/2019
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4] 08/20/2019
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12] 09/06/2019
Rep. Hill, Katie [D-CA-25] 09/06/2019
Rep. Cox, TJ [D-CA-21] 09/09/2019
Rep. Tlaib, Rashida [D-MI-13] 09/09/2019
Rep. Schrier, Kim [D-WA-8] 09/11/2019
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20] 09/11/2019
Rep. Kirkpatrick, Ann [D-AZ-2] 09/11/2019
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40] 09/11/2019
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6] 09/11/2019
Rep. Stevens, Haley M. [D-MI-11] 09/12/2019
Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12] 09/16/2019
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2] 09/16/2019
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2] 09/16/2019
Rep. Pappas, Chris [D-NH-1] 09/16/2019
Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-22] 09/16/2019
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26] 09/16/2019
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] 09/16/2019
Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10] 09/24/2019
Rep. Rouda, Harley [D-CA-48] 09/24/2019
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32] 09/24/2019
Rep. Krishnamoorthi, Raja [D-IL-8] 09/24/2019
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2] 09/24/2019
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] 09/24/2019
Rep. Levin, Mike [D-CA-49] 09/24/2019
Rep. Cisneros, Gilbert Ray, Jr. [D-CA-39] 09/24/2019
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53] 09/24/2019
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6] 09/24/2019
Rep. Gottheimer, Josh [D-NJ-5] 09/24/2019
Rep. Lawson, Al, Jr. [D-FL-5] 09/26/2019
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] 09/26/2019
Rep. Pressley, Ayanna [D-MA-7] 09/26/2019
Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44] 10/04/2019
Rep. Plaskett, Stacey E. [D-VI-At Large] 10/04/2019
Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-8] 10/04/2019
Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2] 10/08/2019
Rep. Rose, Max [D-NY-11] 10/08/2019
Rep. Kim, Andy [D-NJ-3] 10/08/2019
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10] 10/11/2019
Rep. Case, Ed [D-HI-1] 10/11/2019
Rep. Hayes, Jahana [D-CT-5] 10/11/2019
Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1] 10/11/2019
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] 10/11/2019
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6] 10/21/2019
Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36] 10/21/2019
Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2] 10/21/2019
Rep. Demings, Val Butler [D-FL-10] 10/21/2019
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5] 10/21/2019
Rep. Houlahan, Chrissy [D-PA-6] 10/28/2019
Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11] 10/28/2019
Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7] 10/28/2019
Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14] 10/28/2019
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41] 10/28/2019
Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17] 10/28/2019
Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-9] 10/30/2019
Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3] 10/30/2019
Rep. Garcia, Jesus G. "Chuy" [D-IL-4] 11/01/2019
Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9] 11/01/2019
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 11/05/2019
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27] 11/12/2019
Rep. Dean, Madeleine [D-PA-4] 11/12/2019
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] 11/13/2019
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19] 11/13/2019
Rep. Scanlon, Mary Gay [D-PA-5] 11/13/2019
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3] 11/21/2019
Rep. Trone, David J. [D-MD-6] 11/21/2019
Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-45] 11/21/2019
Rep. Malinowski, Tom [D-NJ-7] 11/26/2019
Rep. Casten, Sean [D-IL-6] 12/03/2019
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38] 12/05/2019
Rep. Evans, Dwight [D-PA-3] 12/06/2019
Rep. Castro, Joaquin [D-TX-20] 12/11/2019
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15] 12/11/2019
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3] 12/23/2019
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14] 12/23/2019
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1] 01/07/2020
Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13] 01/13/2020
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15] 01/15/2020
Rep. Slotkin, Elissa [D-MI-8] 01/21/2020
Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18] 01/24/2020
Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8] 01/24/2020
Rep. McBath, Lucy [D-GA-6] 01/28/2020
Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4] 01/30/2020
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10] 01/30/2020
Rep. Garcia, Sylvia R. [D-TX-29] 02/04/2020
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7] 02/06/2020
Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-43] 02/11/2020
Rep. Gomez, Jimmy [D-CA-34] 02/13/2020
Rep. Haaland, Debra A. [D-NM-1] 02/18/2020
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5] 02/18/2020
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] 02/21/2020
Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51] 02/21/2020
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1] 02/21/2020
Rep. Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [R-PA-1] 02/21/2020
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1] 02/21/2020
Rep. Levin, Andy [D-MI-9] 02/21/2020
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 02/21/2020
Rep. Phillips, Dean [D-MN-3] 02/21/2020

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Energy and Commerce04/18/2019 Referred to
11/19/2019 Markup by
02/21/2020 Reported by H. Rept. 116-402
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health04/19/2019 Referred to
10/16/2019 Hearings by
11/13/2019 Markup by
11/13/2019 Reported by
Senate Finance03/02/2020 Referred to

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Latest Summary (3)

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Passed House (02/28/2020)

Protecting American Lungs and Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2020

This bill revises requirements related to the safety, sale, and advertisement of tobacco products, including electronic nicotine delivery systems (e.g., e-cigarettes, e-hookah, e-cigars, and vape pens).

Among other requirements, the bill

  • requires the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to implement regulations to require color graphics on the labeling of cigarette packages, depicting the negative health consequences of smoking;
  • requires the FDA to apply regulations on tobacco products to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes;
  • generally prohibits the retail online sale of tobacco products, including electronic nicotine delivery systems;
  • prohibits flavors other than tobacco in a tobacco product;
  • prohibits the use of flavored products in an electronic nicotine delivery system, except in specified circumstances;
  • increases the user fees that the FDA collects from manufacturers and importers;
  • directs the FDA to regulate products containing nicotine not made or derived from tobacco plants (including nicotine from chemical synthesis, recombinant genetic technology, or extraction from non-tobacco plants);
  • imposes an excise tax on nicotine that has been extracted, concentrated, or synthesized;
  • provides funding through FY2025 to support public education regarding tobacco regulation, public awareness regarding the harms associated with tobacco use, outreach to medically underserved communities regarding tobacco-use prevention and cessation, research grants related to tobacco-use prevention and cessation, and grants to health centers for tobacco-use cessation treatment;
  • establishes and provides funding through FY2025 for a demonstration grant program to develop strategies for smoking cessation (including of the use of menthol-flavored tobacco products) in medically underserved communities;
  • beginning in 2024, waives coinsurance under Medicare for colorectal-cancer screening tests;
  • specifies that a health insurance plan may still be treated, for certain tax-deduction purposes, as a high-deductible plan even if it does not have a deductible for certain inhalers or nebulizers; 
  • exempts certain cigars from premarket review requirements;
  • increases civil penalties for certain violations of restrictions on the sale of tobacco products; and
  • requires the Government Accountability Office to study e-cigarettes.