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 ...
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Mar 25, 2010
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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)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.
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Civic Impulse. (2015). H.R. 4971 — 111th Congress: Greening Food Deserts Act. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/111/hr4971
“H.R. 4971 — 111th Congress: Greening Food Deserts Act.” www.GovTrack.us. 2010. November 24, 2015 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/111/hr4971>
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