H.R. 4971 (111th): Greening Food Deserts Act


Mar 25, 2010
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 25, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Marcy Kaptur

Representative for Ohio's 9th congressional district



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Last Updated: Mar 25, 2010
Length: 25 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To increase the emphasis on urban agricultural issues in the Department of Agriculture through the establishment of a new office to ensure that Department authorities are used to effectively encourage local agricultural production and increase the availability of fresh food in urban areas, particularly underserved communities experiencing hunger, poor nutrition, obesity, and food insecurity, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

3/25/2010--Introduced.Greening Food Deserts Act - Amends the Department of Agriculture Reorganization Act of 1994 to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to establish the Office of Urban Agriculture which shall coordinate ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 25, 2010

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 4971”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


68 cosponsors (67D, 1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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