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H.R. 1147 - Whole Milk for Healthy Kids Act of 2023

Hearing Information

Amendment Deadline

Meeting Information

H-313, The Capitol

Bill Text

Text of H.R. 1147PDF, XML

(as reported)

H. Rept. 118-131PDF

Report from the Committee on Education and the Workforce to accompany H.R. 1147

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE of 8-4 on Monday, December 11, 2023.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 922:
Agreed to by a record vote of 215-207, after agreeing to the previous question by a record vote of 216-205, on Tuesday, December 12, 2023.

MANAGERS: Fischbach/Scanlon

1.

Structured rule for H.R. 1147.

2.

Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

3.

Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Education and the Workforce now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.

4.

Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.

5.

Makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. Each amendment shall be considered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

6.

Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce or their respective designees.

7.

Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the Rules Committee report.

8.

Provides one motion to recommit.

9.

Closed rule for H.R. 357.

10.

Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

11.

Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed the in bill shall be considered as adopted, and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.

12.

Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.

13.

Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary or their respective designees.

14.

Provides one motion to recommit.

15.

Provides that on any legislative day of the second session of the One Hundred Eighteenth Congress before January 9, 2024, the Speaker may dispense with organizational and legislative business and that the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved if applicable.

Hearing Documents

Rule PDF  (99.24 KB)

H. Res. 922 PDF, XML

H. Rept. 118-308 PDF

Amendments ( click headers to sort the column )
#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 1Ramirez (IL)DemocratAdds a new section after section 2; Title Sec. 3 Use of Schools As Emergency Shelters. Nothing in this Act shall prohibit schools participating in the school lunch program under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act from serving as emergency shelters during times of crisis or natural disasters. School authorities may collaborate with relevant agencies to ensure the safety and well-being of individuals seeking shelter, while taking necessary measures to protect school facilities and resources.Submitted
2Version 3Luna (FL)RepublicanRevised Ensures that the whole milk served in schools can be organic or non-organic.Made in Order
3Version 1Mills (FL)RepublicanWithdrawn Ensures that milk purchased and offered by schools participating in the school lunch program is produced domestically.Withdrawn
4Version 2Mills (FL)RepublicanRevised Prohibits schools participating in the school lunch program from purchasing or offering milk produced by China state-owned enterprises.Made in Order
5Version 1Garamendi (CA), LaMalfa (CA)Bi-PartisanCloses the Buy American loophole by applying the existing requirements for USDA-funded lunch and other in-school meals to the USDA's Special Milk Program.Submitted
6Version 1Velázquez (NY), Espaillat (NY), Brownley (CA)DemocratAdds dairy milk alternative option that meets the standards for a substitution for fluid milk.Submitted
7Version 1Velázquez (NY), Espaillat (NY), Brownley (CA)DemocratAllows schools to provide a substitute for fluid milk for students without a disability if requested.Submitted
8Version 1Velázquez (NY)DemocratWithdrawn Provides a technical change to the disability provision in compliance with the ADA.Withdrawn
9Version 1Tiffany (WI), Vasquez (NM)Bi-PartisanPrevents the USDA from issuing any rule that bans varieties of milk covered in this bill, including chocolate milk.Made in Order
10Version 1Brownley (CA), Velázquez (NY)DemocratRecognizes that Federal law does not prohibit elementary school or secondary school students from discussing or sharing information about plant-based milk.Submitted
11Version 1Gottheimer (NJ)DemocratEnsures that foods included in the National School Lunch Program come from urban and rural areas.Submitted
12Version 1Gottheimer (NJ)DemocratIncreases the eligibility for free fluid milk served under the NSLP to 185 percent of the applicable family size income levels contained in the nonfarm income poverty guidelines.Submitted
13Version 1Espaillat (NY)DemocratRequires the Department of Education to submit a report that includes recommendation on ways to incorporate lactose-free fluid milk for students in the school lunch program.Submitted
14Version 2Porter (CA)DemocratLate Revised Eliminates an onerous requirement for students who cannot safely consume milk based on a dietary restriction to obtain a doctor's note to get a nutritious substitute.Revised
15Version 1Ogles (TN)RepublicanLate Expresses a Sense of Congress that whole milk should be the drink of choice for American schoolchildren.Submitted
16Version 1Carter (LA), Mace (SC), Barragán (CA), Lieu (CA), Chu (CA), Porter (CA)Bi-PartisanLate Amends the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Program to allow for beverage alternatives that meet the guidelines from the most recent 'Dietary Guidelines for Americans'.Submitted

Committee Votes

Rules Committee Record Vote no. 174 (H.R. 1147)

Motion by Mr. McGovern to amend the rule to make in order amendment #16 to H.R. 1147, offered by Representative Carter, which amends the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Program to allow for beverage alternatives that meet the guidelines from the most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Defeated: 4–8

Majority Member
Vote
Mr. Reschenthaler
Nay
Mrs. Fischbach
Nay
Mr. Massie
Nay
Mr. Norman
Nay
Mr. Roy
Nay
Mrs. Houchin
Nay
Mr. Langworthy
Nay
Mr. Cole
Nay
Mr. Burgess
Yea
Minority Member
Vote
Mr. McGovern
Yea
Ms. Scanlon
Yea
Mr. Neguse
Yea
Ms. Leger Fernández
Yea
Rules Committee Record Vote No. 175 (H.R. 1147, H.R. 357)

Motion by Mrs. Fischbach to report the rule. Adopted: 8–4

Majority Member
Vote
Mr. Reschenthaler
Yea
Mrs. Fischbach
Yea
Mr. Massie
Yea
Mr. Norman
Yea
Mr. Roy
Yea
Mrs. Houchin
Yea
Mr. Langworthy
Yea
Mr. Cole
Yea
Mr. Burgess
Yea
Minority Member
Vote
Mr. McGovern
Nay
Ms. Scanlon
Nay
Mr. Neguse
Nay
Ms. Leger Fernández
Nay