H. R. 2842
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 25, 2013
Ms. Linda T. Sánchez of California (for herself, Mr. LoBiondo, Mrs. Napolitano, Mr. Vargas, Mr. Issa, Mr. Salmon, Mr. Hunter, Mr. Barrow of Georgia, and Mr. Peters of California) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned
To create competition in the Department of Agriculture’s canned tuna purchasing program to strengthen the Department’s buying power, increase the availability of canned tuna to school lunch, child nutrition, and other Federal nutrition programs, and create jobs in the domestic canning industry.
Improved competition in the Department of Agriculture canned tuna purchasing program
Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall revise the Agricultural Marketing Service Master Solicitation and Supplement specifications for the purchase of canned tuna to require that—
all such tuna be landed by United States flagged fishing vessels;
not less than 75 percent of the value of such tuna be produced in the United States; and
all such tuna be canned in the United States, including the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, or territories or possessions of the United States.