H.R. 1794: Halal and Kosher Food Act of 2013

Introduced:
Apr 26, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee on Apr 26, 2013
Prognosis
0% chance of being enacted
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This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on April 26, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced
Apr 26, 2013
Reported by Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by the President
 
Sponsor
Joseph Crowley
Representative for New York's 14th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Apr 26, 2013
Length
2 pages
Related Bills
S. 811 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 25, 2013

H.R. 3102 (Related)
Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act of 2013

Passed House
Last Action: Sep 19, 2013

 
Full Title

To amend the Emergency Food Assistance Act of 1983 to provide for the increased purchase of Kosher and Halal food and to modify the labeling of the commodities list under the emergency food assistance program to enable Kosher and Halal food bank operators to identify which commodities to obtain from local food banks.

Summary

No summaries available.

 
Prognosis

7% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

Cosponsors
none
Committees

House Agriculture

Department Operations, Oversight, and Nutrition

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

 
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Library of Congress Summary

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4/26/2013--Introduced.
Kosher and Halal Food Act of 2013 - Amends the Emergency Food Assistance Act of 1983 to: (1) provide for the increased purchase of Kosher and Halal food if such food is cost neutral as compared to food that is not from food manufacturers with a Kosher or Halal certification, and (2) modify the labeling of the commodities list under the emergency food assistance program to enable Kosher and Halal food bank operators to identify which commodities to obtain from local food banks.

House Republican Conference Summary

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